King of the BOARD~! Tournament Up in Flames After Alvarez Draws the Line
Former F4W audio host and columnist Mike Coughlin on Thursday issued a personal threat to PWTorch staff member and show host Todd Martin that has once again sent the membership community at F4Wonline teetering on the brink.
Over the past several weeks Board~! member IFLAM (IFeelLikeAMark) had been organizing a multifaceted super tournament of members who would face off in a virtual popularity contest. Late last week the competition apparently had its set piece in place—posted by member Rican was a video “promo” cut by former MMA columnist and Five Star Radio show host Mike Coughlin threatening to kill Todd Martin.
Famously, earlier this spring, the two former F4W personalities squared off in an intense confrontation on the BOARD~! that ultimately led to both men leaving (or being forced from) the site. It was during this vicious screed that the touchy subject of Martin’s mother having been deceased first arose.
Coughlin, playing off that, invoked Martin’s mother’s death again as part of his promo.
“We all follow in the footsteps of our parents…” Coughlin said in the video, before promising to ensure that, at King of the Board, he would make sure Todd Martin “follows in the footsteps of his mother.”
Coughlin would then leave nothing to the imagination, explicitly stating, “I’m going to kill Todd Martin.”
While some argued that this was all in the spirit of the King of the Board Tournament, many instantly sought to distance themselves from the competition, and Coughlin’s video specifically.
Fingers were pointed, and excuses were made, but in the end it was word from on high that came crashing down on the BOARD~! in the form of the latest threat from Bryan Alvarez hinting at finality if things were not instantly rectified and the Coughlin video disappeared.
“This Coughlin stuff needs to be gone like faster than immediately or this is gonna be the end.”
Whether Alvarez meant the end of the MPI “unmoderated” section, or the BOARD~! as a whole was unclear… but, for now, it would appear that all is safe.
The massive, 80 page KotB thread was locked, and BOARD~! moderators swiftly swooped in over the next several hours and wipe clean all appearances of the Coughlin video.
More details as they emerge.