DeLuca also previously served as ProElite’s chief executive officer.
Shaw, DeLuca, Kurt Brendlinger, and David Marshall also resigned from the ProElite board of directors. Edward C. Hannah, Edward Corey, and Robert E. Brierley have been added to the board of directors and ProElite CEO, Charles Champion, has been elected chairman of the board.
The resignations were accepted on July 23rd, just days before the promotion’s second nationally televised event on CBS which, while generally considered a better event than their May 31st debut, returned poor ratings that dropped more than 40% over their first CBS event primarily due to a lack of starpower on the card.
DeLuca and Shaw have agreed through their respective companies to provide consulting services to ProElite through September 30th, 2009.