Dave Palumbo and Rxmuscle being strong armed?
by John Romano
In their latest power play, the IFBB/NPC brass have forced Dave Palumbo to stop taking VPX ads to support RX Muscle.com. As of today, RX Muscle will no longer be able to accept VPX sponsorship or ad dollars. Manion and Weinberger have just cost Dave $20,000 a month and have offered him NO recompense!! Under their "you're either with us or you're against us" policy, Dave was forced to decline VPX sponsorship for RX Muscle moving forward.
This is sad news for Dave because I know he needed that money to keep the site going. With no offer of any compensation from the IFBB/NPC, no offer of additional sponsors, no form of recovery at all, Dave is going to be forced to cover contest coverage FOR THE IFBB/NPC out if his own pocket. I wonder how long that's going to last?
Manion and Weinberger have repeatedly said that they don't care what is said on the VPX site about them, nor do they pay attention to it. Obviously, that is yet another in a very long list of lies that those guys swear by. This is how they do business. They actually tell other companies where they can spend their money for their benefit, without any care int he world of the hardship they may be causing a loyal supporter. RX Muscle has faithfully covered more IFBB/NPC contests than any other site on the web offering coverage and promotion of athletes that would otherwise be unavailable. Manion and Weinberger just took food off Dave's table because they don't like what is said about their woefully corrupt federation on the VPX forums and radio shows.
How much farther will our industry allow these thugs to control other's before someone steps up and says, "That's Enough!". "Pathetic" has just found a more clear meaning....