The following is a statement from Mason Raige

As a result of my commitment to Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, Kentucky, I am not able to defend the NYWC Heavyweight Championship the way a title is deserved to be defended. Rather than serve as a part-time champion, I am choosing to relinquish the title effective immediately.

I wish the NYWC nothing but the best, and I hope to return there sometime soon. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the NYWC fans for all of their encouragement and support. Working in front of you has been a distinct honor. Thank you for your loyalty.

Mason Raige