I don't usually care about this stuff but this guy Dave Marquez been praised a lot on the internet because his indy show has good tv production but this guy has been one of the biggest crooks in wrestling for the past decade with suspect moves. Insurance fraud in the NWA and the reason why Trobich lost the ownership,bad business relationship with New Japan, creating NWA Mexico and suing CMLL over title belts names. Stupid stuff
My name is Doug Wood and until late November, I was the editor and shooter for SECW.
Since I started working on the show, the logistics of shooting, editing, and airing a show that was produced in Knoxville, but relied on resources from California, were almost impossible. Voice overs are cut in California after I posted rough cut matches to a private You Tube channel. I would, at the earliest, receive VOís early Thursday and at the latest, late Friday.
With all these hurdles to jump, there was never an instance when the show was delivered late or missed an airing. David Marquez and I agreed on a production rate that was beyond reasonable for him and almost an insult to me. Mr. Marquez saved tens of thousands of dollars in production costs, yet was never able to pay me when payment was supposed to be made.
At the time I quit, Mr. Marquez was two months in arrears, and had promised to pay me on at least 3 occasions, including the night of the last taping. That never happened. I informed David that the shows would cease if I werenít paid. I never received payment for the last two edits and the last two shoots, including payment for the second camera man.
I donít hold any personal grudge against David Marquez, but business is business. I have been a television and commercial producer for over two decades and this is the first time I have ever quit a project before its completion.Ē
Not surprising, probably robbing every promotion in the UWF. Speaking of the UWF, they have accomplish literally nothing.
Cabana has said a lot of good things about him and after listening to him on the Art of Wrestling I was left with the impression that he was a pretty good guy. But I guess it's possible that he just takes care of the wrestlers and is shitty with everyone else.
He should pay people for their work (Of course) but from a fans perspective I enjoyed the NWA Showcase a whole lot and Marquez really was the flag bearer for the NWA for years. He wasn't like Bruce Tharpe either who always puts himself over.