He said that he was merely running a training camp for female professional wrestlers, but I guess all the evidence (and his co-conspirators?) said otherwise. Who knew the penalty for such an offense could be so stiff! No, this is not an April Fool's joke, this is just a really weird story.
I don't know that this is a big surprise. LA is a good market, and regardless of whether the show looks to be shitty PPVs can be a really fun atmosphere. I'd be surprised by a good buyrate, but a sold out crowd in a market that size should be expected.