#288 – Eric Roza Fired? CrossFit CEO removed.

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Sevan Matossian: (00:02)
Bam. We’re live 20 seconds early. My feet are cold. Travis belling housing. Let’s go $5 $5. Apparently Matt OIF is the new CEO of CrossFiting. Wait. Really? No, that’s just matter. And that being great. You hurting here first

Matthew Souza: (00:31)
In case it actually happens.

Sevan Matossian: (00:32)
My, my, as I walked in here, my wife gave me two pieces of advice. She’s like, Hey, don’t be mean. I said, okay. And she’s like, and if you think you’re being chill, be even more chill. Right. But I’m giddy as a, okay. So what do we know? What do we know? What do we know? What do we know? We know that we were misled from day one. We were presented that this gentleman who loved CrossFit, um, was going to come in and buy CrossFit Inc. And save it from the I’m racist Greg Glassman. And what we know is is that Floyd 19 had nothing to do with racism. It was actually the exact opposite. Um, we know that Greg Glassman believed in the five buckets of death, which he gave us and he was leading us to just at least to, uh, persevere and pursue, uh, the, a perception that was truthful and honest to the best of our ability.

Sevan Matossian: (01:27)
But, but I, I think that Greg got a little tired of the fight and he sold and, um, and they laughed at him when he sold the company behind his back. Um, the, uh, I D if everyone on the board, but people at the board thought that the massive amount of money that they gave Greg to purchase CrossFit, Inc. They were laughing. Like they stole it from him. Like they like, oh, we pulled one over on that guy. And lo and behold, it ended up not being, um, Eric Rosa who, uh, purchased CrossFit, Inc. Like we were manipulated and told to say, we were lied to, was a little strong, but they made it seem like, Hey, this guy was come. I mean, and he’s a rich guy from Oracle and he was buying it. And that that’s that’s would be a total mischaracterization of what happened and it was a lie.

Sevan Matossian: (02:12)
So, so, and, and then we know that since there are investors, Greg was not, this company was, um, this company was a company where the product was as J, as Greg Glassman said, when he put his arm around Jason CLE, even 2008, he said, this is the product. Hmm. And it’s very obvious and very clear that to, to me that the people who purchase CrossFiting don’t, they, they, they don’t know what they bought, but we don’t know who the owners are. So we don’t know why they bought it. Did they buy it to destroy it? Did they buy it to make money? Did they, like, we don’t know what their true intention is, but either way they thought they were buying Harley Davidson, but they were buying the hell’s angels. There’s a huge difference. Harley, Davidson’s a motorcycle manufacturing plant, and hell’s angels is a, uh, activist group.

Sevan Matossian: (02:58)
Right. Um, but whatever they do, I don’t know if they like help little kids or deliver meth around the country. I don’t know exactly what they do. It’s a very diverse, but they’re different. They’re different. We could even use green piece green, like it’s they thought they were, they thought green piece was a whale watching tour group that they bought. And it’s not, it’s a, it’s, it’s exact opposite. It goes in. It’s a dangerous place to be. It’s not a place to go watch whales. It’s tag Japanese, whaling boats, you, and, and they’re still confused to this day. And I understand why they’re confused, cuz it takes a long time to get your head wrapped around it. CrossFit’s just selling personal responsibility and personal accountability based on Greg’s of what let’s the, um, what movements and diet optimizes the, um, human human genome, human DNA allows it to express itself in its finest form so that you end up looking like me.

Sevan Matossian: (03:53)
And so, uh, so, so Eric comes in we’re we’re misled, a board comes in there. They have fiduciary duty. I presume to make money totally different than what Greg is doing. They don’t know what they bought from what they say. They think this is the CrossFit games. There’s dumb. As most of you guys, you, you guys are so confused. It’s and, and I understand the stupidity I give you, I give most of you a pass on it. It’s like looking at, um, Matt Suza and thinking he is that on what you see on the outside when 99% of them is blood and guts and poop and veins and muscles and tendons and ligaments. And I understand how you see it wrong because you’re just looking at the outside. But I, with a pocket knife in five minutes, I could show you Suza is not what you think he is.

Sevan Matossian: (04:38)
I just have to cut him open and splay out all the on the inside. And that’s what’s happened with CrossFit, Inc. That it, it is, it is, it looks so different on the outside than what it really is. It’s a perfect metaphor. So then this guy runs the, he, he, he, they, they stay along the same path that, that, um, Greg had had up with the company in the last two years and that dumb CEO, he had hired, they don’t rebuild the media team and they really needed to do that. And of course I’m biased as. And they don’t do that. And they go down this road and they get, and there’s the gym closures. And they believe the mental psychosis of, of the pandemic, the lies around the like, there’s something scary here and people are gonna be dying.

Sevan Matossian: (05:22)
The, and what’s even more bizarre that, that a company like this would believe that when this company has been for the last 15 years built on the premise that Greg glass, us, Greg Glassman warned us, that the tsunami of chronic disease is coming and, and literally it was here and it is here. And instead of this company speaking up being like, thank God, we’re all prepared it delve in deeper to all the political nonsense. It embraced because, because they’re, they’re woke, you have to understand that everyone who works there is woke is. And what I mean, everyone, I mean like more than 50%, um, their woke is. And they, they they’re, they’re scared and they just want to do any, they, they wanna like, they’re riding the wave a popular opinion in order to try to make money. So excuse me. Um, so that now you, um, they’re doing this and, uh, they they’re, they, they build de teams and they let Jims close and they run to the government for money to try to save their gyms.

Sevan Matossian: (06:22)
This is all, nothing that the hell’s angels do by the way, this is what Harley Davidson does. And, um, uh, they end up in a situation where they can’t manage the team. Well, first of all, once Greg Le, even prior to Greg left, the, the, the, I’ll be completely honest with you. The, the soul of the company was rotting. Like we went from a company where everyone was really stoked to work there to like people were hating it. And then when Greg sold the company, it, it had like a momentary like up, but it wasn’t a good up by that. I mean, you guys were eating a BA of cotton candy and you were having a momentary sugar high, but you were gonna pay the price for it. And that’s what, that’s what Rosa was. It’s like, it’s like going and eating a whole pizza, that 40 minutes that you’re eating the pizza is great, but everything after that’s downhill.

Sevan Matossian: (07:21)
And that’s what we’ve been in the last year and a half, two years. And basically what cross, you have to think of CrossFit ink as a, um, someone asked me, are you happy that rose is gone? Are you happy that maybe you played a part in it? Are you like, are you happy that you know, and really, um, I, I, I wanna be com completely transparent on how I think of the situation. Imagine, you know, like when you build a sandcastle at the beach Suza and, and the tides coming up, and after you spent like an hour building it, the tide starts hitting it and like breaking it to pieces. That’s, what’s happening to CrossFit, Inc. It is that sandcastle that you built too close and the water’s coming up and getting, and I’m the bratty kid who went over there and started stamping stomping on it. And like, it’s not cool. I’m not, and it’s not healthy. Like, I should just, just chill, like a mature adult, sit back in my beach chair, crack a beer, and just watch the ocean slowly, pull the sandcastle away. But I’ve run down there with my shovel and banging on it. So, yeah.

Matthew Souza: (08:19)
Well, when you work on it for 15 years, you know, maybe you get that right a little bit.

Sevan Matossian: (08:28)
Uh, remember seven’s rant about click bait and half the video going by, before any answers came out. Uh, me too. It’s hashtag, um, me, me, uh, too hashtag, uh, so, so we, that ha ha, there’s nothing more guys. Listen, Emma, I’m gonna do you a huge favor. You should log off right now because the, I said everything I needed to say in the title, the rest of this is just click bait. This is you guys just hoping I’m gonna give you some insight that I don’t have, so you can all log off now. Bye. Bye. I already told you, rose is gone. Bye. Bye. That’s it. There’s nothing more. You can go. That’s it. So

Matthew Souza: (09:08)
What’s gonna happen next though. We have to know.

Sevan Matossian: (09:11)
Yeah, the rest. This is just speculation. Now I just want you guys to just pie in so I can make money to pay for my kids. Jujitsu. I’ve already told you I’ve already.

Matthew Souza: (09:18)
Well, maybe, maybe we could clear a couple things up going back to what you said before as like, we weren’t necessarily lied to you, but we were told the partial truth.

Sevan Matossian: (09:25)
I’m gonna get to it. Yes, yes, yes. So, so then they, then this guy RO, then this guy, Rosa, um, so they don’t build back media team. And then this guy, Rosa, um, claims mental health issues and he’s gone for two months and then he comes back and he fires Dave. And when he fires Dave, there’s a huge backlash from the community. And now a month later, two weeks later, he, he gets fired. I wanna, I wanna read you what they sent to their team. You guys want to hear that?

Matthew Souza: (10:07)
Yeah, let’s give it, let’s start with the facts before the speculation. Okay.

Sevan Matossian: (10:10)
Okay. I’m so cold that my like voice is a

Matthew Souza: (10:14)
Little shoot. Yeah, I’m freezing too. And I can’t turn on the heater cuz it’s gonna sound weird on the mic.

Sevan Matossian: (10:18)
I have the heat on, um, this is from a, this came this morning at 7:00 AM this morning. You guys ready for this? This came from aro to, it says team. I have loved CrossFit since the day I was introduced to it 12 years ago. And it has changed my life. When I saw the company was in trouble in the summer of 2020, I came out of retirement to help get things back in the right place. Uh that’s that’s a lie. That’s the suppositions that’s like that, that that’s that’s that’s, that’s not even, I mean, that’s not exactly how it went down. That’s that’s, that’s more mischaracterization, more mischaracterization. Nothing can be believed from these guys, by the way. Remember this is the guy who wanted to fire Dave, but have it be on mutual terms because that was the professional way. So anytime you hear of the word professional, you should know that from, from these guys, that means lying, that they, they defined it.

Sevan Matossian: (11:06)
Not me. They defined it. They just said it was tantamount to line professional line. Okay. My plan from the beginning was to set an ambitious vision, assemble the right team of executives to achieve it. Then step into the chairman role on the board after three years or that, uh, I don’t know if that’s true, but that’s not what he said to me. And, and the employees that I was in the room with when he started, that is not what he said at all. So he was either lying then, or he is lying now during my recent time away. And in subsequent discussions with the board and our senior team over the past week, I’ve decided to accelerate that timetable. So he’s saying during my recent time, meaning since he fired, since he said, he’s a qu a doodle, his mental health issues and um, subsequent discussion, meaning he fired Dave and, and what you guys post on Instagram, cuz we know that affects him, uh, with the board, our senior team.

Sevan Matossian: (11:59)
It’s true. I’m not lying. And, and I don’t wanna hear like, um, those of you who are like, Hey, it’s not nice to make fun of him. I’m not making fun of him for his mental health issues. I’m making fun of you guys that you think it’s okay to sit an airplane and, and, and be more concerned about the pilot. When the pilot says he has mental health issues and you’re 30,000 feet in the air than the people, the kids in the, in the, and the families on the airplane. That’s the part that’s bizarre to me like you’re so, um,

Matthew Souza: (12:29)
I have speculations about the whole entire, uh, mental health thing and how that was released. Do we wanna go

Sevan Matossian: (12:35)
That together? Yeah, go ahead. Go ahead. Don’t don’t, don’t be, don’t be woke. You can take care of people, but the most important thing are the affiliates. Don’t be silly. This don’t don’t conflate the issues don’t get distracted. That’s all just woke by saying, oh, seven’s not being to him. Seven’s not being compassionate him. I don’t like, I’m not worried about him. He’s on the ground in his 3 million home and boulderer with 20 million in the bank. And like in his fancy CRA uh, wherever he goes to when you’re crazy, like, I mean, I’m, I’m, I’m making that up. I don’t know those exact numbers, but I’m not worried about him. I I’m not, and I’m not worried about hurting his feelings or anything like that. Other than I don’t want my wife to think I’m a bad person. I’m just worried about the affiliates. And when, I mean worried, I mean, In the hierarchy, in the hierarchy of being concerned for things, the, the affiliates matter so much more to me than, than Eric Rosa, like, come on, man. It, it, I view it as selfish that he came out and said, he’s a QAD doodle. I view it as a hundred percent selfish. I viewed it as a QAD doodle move.

Matthew Souza: (13:45)
So here’s the thing. I think we’re, we’re switching tracks a little

Sevan Matossian: (13:48)
Bit and then, and then he knows we are, and then he, sorry. And then he knows dive the plane by firing Dave. And instead of someone being like, Hey, maybe the pilot really up, we’re losing altitude quickly. I do have the best sources. Thank you, Jacqueline. I do have the best sources. Um, so, uh, so

Matthew Souza: (14:10)
Hold, don’t get back that

Sevan Matossian: (14:11)
Issue. Okay. Hold that thought. Let me finish reading this. Let me finish reading this as board chairman, I will provide support and mentoring to the leadership team and continue to partner with them on long term, vision and strategy while continuing to represent and brand externally. And we have begun to search. We have begun the search process for a new CEO. So this is like saying nothing. That sentence says nothing. That just means they don’t know what they’re doing. That means that that means that this has been rushed the same way. Firing Dave was rushed.

Matthew Souza: (14:42)
The pilot, put on a parachute and jumped out of the plate.

Sevan Matossian: (14:45)
Yes, yes, yes.

Matthew Souza: (14:46)
Stay with that analogy.

Sevan Matossian: (14:47)
Yes. The good news is this guy isn’t flying the plane anymore. The bad news is, is we don’t know who’s flying. It. It it’s just God, it’s such, it’s such bad leadership. The, and, and maybe they’re maybe they know maybe, maybe they’re um, why maybe they’re bringing Dave back and they’re not telling us who knows, but Yeah, I don’t think that’s what they’re doing, but who knows our team’s strength comes from its breadth of experience

Matthew Souza: (15:18)
In the tech world.

Speaker 4: (15:22)
I love

Sevan Matossian: (15:23)
These just vapid sentences. This is amazing. This is

Sevan Matossian: (15:28)
Our team. This is like not saying why you just say what you, why people would respect you. Do you understand that the affiliates would respect you so much more? These are hard working people. If you just told them the truth, Hey man, this guy is stressed out. Cuz his family, he’s kind of a mess. He’s got too much money. He loves CrossFit, but he just up. He fired Dave cuz he didn’t know how to manage Dave and we gotta get our together. We’re get getting rid of him. We’re bringing in this other dude to hold down the for like a month. We’re gonna keep you posted. Um, let’s really focus on the open. I mean just like some straight talk, our team strength comes. I mean you’re wasting, you’re wasting the affiliate’s time by making them read this, the paragraph before we’re on the

Matthew Souza: (16:09)
Truth goes against our community guidelines,

Sevan Matossian: (16:11)
But it right. But it is. Um, but it is really fun for my podcast. So, so I should thank you. And I mean that from the bottom of my heart, um, our team strength comes from its breadth of experience, background, knowledge and skill all United by a shared passion for CrossFit.

Speaker 4: (16:31)
You

Sevan Matossian: (16:31)
Have fewer people work at HQ who do CrossFit now than in the history of the company. You know that right? You like, you know, Okay. My wife told me however, common being B calmer in spite of the pandemic in 2021, we added more than 1000 and affiliates added it to what? How many did you lose?

Matthew Souza: (17:01)
It’s like when they say they added jobs, can

Sevan Matossian: (17:02)
I trust anything you say since every sentence before this is lie, what did you say, Susan?

Matthew Souza: (17:06)
I said, it’s like, when they say we look how many jobs we’ve added since the pandemic. Like if just because they went back to work and when you added,

Sevan Matossian: (17:14)
Look how much money we’ve added to the car during the pandemic 3 trillion. Oh my goodness. I hope, I hope he’s taking Andrew Weinstein with him too. I hope man, that if they’re not taking that guy with him, you guys are in big trouble. Cause this is written by the way, this IST written by Eric Rosa would be my guess. This is written by a guy named Andrew Weinstein and who he takes everywhere with him. I think from job to job to job. This is just a PR guy.

Matthew Souza: (17:41)
Yeah.

Sevan Matossian: (17:41)
This, this is the guy who told Rosa, he should come probably straight with his, um, mental health issues like this guy.

Matthew Souza: (17:47)
I really wanna get to that mental health issue thing. Cuz I, I think I might, we might have some, I might have a personal, I might have a different take on that, that I think people might be interested in.

Sevan Matossian: (17:56)
Okay. Um, uh, a thousand credentialed over 15,000 new coaches that by the, by credential, that means they’ve sold 15,000 L ones, which is awesome. Makes me I’m stoked on that. Um, and welcome hundreds of thousands of new members. They, I don’t think they have, they have no proof of that at all. Like I dunno what the they’re like the gyms

Matthew Souza: (18:17)
Are open back up.

Sevan Matossian: (18:18)
Yeah. Like what he, well what, even as COVID how many and, and none of this matter, like, it doesn’t matter if I put on a thousand gyms if I lost 3000. So, um, yes. Let Matt talk. No, I will not let Matt talk. Uh, thank you though for your vote, Alyssa. Um, uh, even as COVID continues to impact many of our key markets, this is tremendous progress. No, it’s not COVID that, that there’s no li it’s not COVID impacting. Um, COVID does not impact markets. Do, do you guys know that? Right? That’s lie. That’s word fuckery. You know that right? Please tell me those of you who listen to show know that, that that’s word fuckery. I’ll explain it for anyone. If you guys have a question, I, um, if you, if you guys don’t understand what I’m saying, I’ll go into more detail on it, but that’s not what this show’s about. The world needs CrossFit more than ever.

Matthew Souza: (19:16)
I

Sevan Matossian: (19:16)
Just, I just can’t believe how this is. I know. I know. Yeah, no, dude. And with your engagement, there are no limits to cross flexibility, to change millions of more lives in the years ahead, I’m honored to be on this journey with you. You’re not on the journey with me. You are not on the journey with me. You’re toast. Let me tell you what my he is gone for. Not being able to, to perform he’s he’s my, this is what I think. I think he misled the board. He misled himself. I don’t think that that’s his fault. I think it’s hard to see that Matt Sue is really just a bunch of blood and guts and veins and tendons and organs. And it’s hard to realize is that when you’re just looking at his beautiful skin and his, whatever, that Laus t-shirt of his and his biceps dangling out, cut out. But, um, then he bought it and he realized, oh. And then he accident when he fired Dave, he accidentally cut the heart out of the body. Oh my goodness. It is such a mess from Jan Clark. $10 for your kids. Thank you. Okay, Susan, what’s your theory, Alyssa. Here, here. Here you go. Alyssa. Um, where’s Alyssa, let Matt talk. Okay. Fine. Here we go.

Matthew Souza: (20:27)
Okay. Okay. So I think when we go back to the original, um, thing about the mental health issue, there’s two different buckets. We have to categorize this in one. We’re not talking about mental health issue and people coming out and saying, oh, you know, you’re, you’re bashing that and we’re wrong. Okay. So put that in a separate bucket than this. I think what, what that was, was an insurance policy against what we’re seeing now. Because just like, if you guys listened to the Jake haggle podcast, he said, I made fun of myself. So that way it took away the power for other people to make fun of me. So when they talk about the experience of the team,

Sevan Matossian: (21:02)
Wait a second, wait a second. You think that them or not think, sorry, you’re proposing an idea. You’re you’re just you don’t I’m okay. You don’t think this, but what you’re saying, what if that you say that he has some mental health issues? Not necessarily knowing you’re gonna get rid of him, but, but it lays some groundwork for being a, like you see some waves coming. Wow. Let me place out a little more. If I understand correctly, you’re saying that they know that they wanna get rid of Dave. They know that eventually they want to move him to chairman of the board or to the board. And you’re saying that they’re not playing checkers like me hypothesis. Thank you, Jeffrey you that, that this is chess for them. And they’re like, okay, they laid it out months in advance. Holy. That would be crazy. First. We’re gonna say that you have some mental health issues. That’ll play to those, that group of people,

Matthew Souza: (21:58)
Not even the

Sevan Matossian: (21:59)
People,

Matthew Souza: (21:59)
But that’s the insurance policy of now we can’t say anything negative about Rosa or about his performance or about what’s happening as a community, as a total, because that would be frowned upon for same reason. Why a lot of people came back to us and said, what you’re saying about mental health issues is wrong because you people like you that make it so they can’t speak out. Right. Right. So we already did

Sevan Matossian: (22:19)
They say that said that about me.

Matthew Souza: (22:21)
What’s that?

Sevan Matossian: (22:24)
Okay. And then, and then, but you’re, you’re suggesting that they knew all of this in advance, possibly. Like don’t like, I shouldn’t be so ni I find that really hard to believe, but I am kind of naive like that. I, I realize I don’t play chess. Um,

Matthew Souza: (22:40)
I think some of the most, um, one of the, the biggest thing is when you, when you’re purchasing a company that large and you have a private equity group, like Berkshire partners, you’re very strategic. You’re not thinking one move at ahead. You’re thinking five moves ahead. Six moves ahead. Jeff Bezos used to say, when the earning reports come out and people get it of like what happened in the last quarter, he goes, we’re already working on a year out ahead of that. So you guys are so far in the rear view mirror of what’s actually happening at the table with the board. Yeah. That it’s too hard for you to see out to it’s going on and to catch up with them. And if we go back to what I say about the, um, experience of the team, he’s right, Andrew Weinstein is a very intelligent individual and he’s somebody who’s worked in a political arenas and different things like that.

Matthew Souza: (23:23)
And PR in this corporate world for a long time. And if you’re only one move out ahead, you’re gonna get eaten by these sharks. You gotta be five moves out ahead. And another reason why I’m speculating on that is because if it were me and I’d own a gym and other things that if I were having issues like this, it wouldn’t be a scripted thing that talks more about statistics on mental health. It would be a personal message from me to my community. And there was no personality to it. There was no personal touch to it. It was, Hey guys, I have mental health issues. Here’s a laundry list of facts on mental health issues in the us. Here’s how we’re gonna, um, talk about it, affecting somebody on the team. Right? Wow, man, with that poor guy in his family, they brought in and then there’s no, there’s, that’s it right? There’s no personal touch to it. And then we’re just gonna leave this here because now if we need to come back to it, we have our insurance policy.

Sevan Matossian: (24:20)
You, that that’s really a suit to what you said. There was nothing there. It just like, there’s nothing per and, and it, and we’re seeing it again. There’s nothing personal here either. It’s just, it’s just hot air and rhetoric. And it’s like,

Matthew Souza: (24:33)
Basically

Sevan Matossian: (24:34)
If, if, if, if, if, if a hundred percent of the people are saying, Hey, we need to hear something from you guys. They say something. And 80% of the people are, the sheep are all settled. Cuz they heard something that’s right bad. And the other 20% of us are like, wait, that’s just the same BA BA yeah. Yeah. It’s,

Matthew Souza: (24:52)
It’s a copy paste message. It’s curated, it’s thought through. And they’re, they’re giving themselves options by doing that. Because guess what, if it, if the firing of Dave Castro went maybe a different route and people are like, yeah, we all we’re all behind this. Then they could just take their insurance policy and slide it away. And we don’t even ever have to bring up Rose’s mental health issues again. Or if it’s really based on performance, meaning the return on investment that whoever owns CrossFit is looking to seek, then they could pull that thing back off the shelf again too. And use that as well.

Sevan Matossian: (25:29)
it’s out.

Matthew Souza: (25:30)
Okay. And so now I’m gone. You guys will never see me again.

Sevan Matossian: (25:34)
I you’re you’re you’re gone. Bye. Um, yeah man. That’s good. Um, what do you think of, well then let me ask you some questions. Since you’re the brain, what someone just sent me a link to, um, find

Matthew Souza: (25:48)
Not the brain, just speculating here.

Sevan Matossian: (25:49)
Someone sent me a, um, a link just now the morning, chalk up article that they just released about it. What took them so long? Like I know. So I know that they’re basically on the doll of CrossFit HQ. I know basically

Matthew Souza: (26:06)
They’re a loud speaker.

Sevan Matossian: (26:07)
Yeah. And I know CrossFit HQ fine to give them money. So for example, CrossFit HQ does not have to advertise at the morning, chalk up for the open at all the morning, Chalkup exists to, to advertise the open like that. Like they, they’re gonna a, they’re gonna talk about the open ad nauseum, right. And yet IM CrossFit Inc. And basically says, okay, we’ll give you a hundred dollars a month and uh, we’ll run these ads, wink, wink. And uh, and, and you better do our bidding or else we’re not gonna run these ads. I mean, so that’s the, um,

Matthew Souza: (26:41)
It has to be because they don’t have a media team. The media team’s sitting right here with me

Sevan Matossian: (26:45)
Or right. The media team. I wonder why did morning CHAA wait two and a half hours to post this? I I’m sure. Andrew Weinstein told them yesterday, Hey, we gotta get ready to do damage control on this. So why did they wait two and a half hours? Maybe it’s not even worth asking that question. Um, I have another, uh, email that came from HQ. Do you want to hear that one? So that first email I read you a few minutes ago was, um, from Eric to the staff at HQ. Now, now I have another email I’m to read you guys. And this is, um, from the executive team to all the members what’s up Bradley.

Speaker 5: (27:32)
Hey, what’s going on, man.

Sevan Matossian: (27:33)
Chill. Just trying to get some, just, you know, numbers from my YouTube channel. You know how I do it

Speaker 5: (27:38)
Just, oh, I hear that, man. What the is going on?

Sevan Matossian: (27:45)
Hey.

Speaker 5: (27:45)
Oh, holy.

Sevan Matossian: (27:47)
Oh, you know, shoot. You just reminded me Bradley barbell jobs.com. I’ll I’m gonna just put that up while I talk to you in case, um, Rosa wants to look for a new job. Okay. What do you thinks going on Bradley? What do you think? Do you have any speculation? We need a good conspiracy theory.

Speaker 5: (28:03)
So I have clue. So I literally just turn on my, uh, computer I’m I’m hang on. I I’m, I’m a, I’m a 10 affiliate. Um, so I’ve been doing CrossFit since 2007. I literally just turned on my computer and I was like, and it was live. I was like, Eric Rose fired. I’m like, what the is going on? I gotta, I just got a call.

Sevan Matossian: (28:23)
He’s claiming he’s claiming. Um, they’re claiming, I, I just, just read the, the first letter you can go back and I’m about to read a second letter, but they’re basically claiming that he’s moving to the board, the chairman of the board, and this was something that they had planned all along. But, but what I’m trying to, what, what the things I’m not trying to talk about. The things that as we talk about it, that reveal is that they haven’t been honest since day one. We don’t know who owns the company. They told us that he to buy the company, they fired Dave. They tried to make us say that it was mutual with Dave. Like we don’t really know what’s going on. We do know that this company though is susceptible to, um, what all woke people are susceptible to. And it’s massive, pure pressure.

Sevan Matossian: (29:02)
Like that’s the whole, the woke thing just wants to ride whatever perception. So it’s kill witches today. Fine with, to kill witches. It’s love witches tomorrow. We love witches. It’s killed Jews tomorrow. We killed Jews. We love Jews tomorrow. You know, that’s what they’re doing. Yeah. They’re a woke company. So it’s woke fit and, and, and what happened that made it so that Eric Rosa left, we know it’s not like part of the plan and they even so much is admitted something that, something, and I have to assume that it’s because I’m assuming that the pressure, I mean, we, we even saw Gary Gaines go on that podcast recently saying where he likes Dave. I mean, we ha and I have to imagine that Marshall and Nicole are devastated and Chuck and Todd Woodman and half the L one team. I mean, even if you hated Dave and you worked at CrossFit Inc, he’s still one of the apostles. Like no one wants to seem, go, get taken out and get killed. Sorry, go ahead. Correct.

Speaker 5: (29:52)
Uh, and, and so, so what are we a year into this, the year in, in three months since the, the official change or, or whatever, or I don’t even know if it’s been that long.

Sevan Matossian: (30:02)
I think it’s been almost three. I think it’s been almost three. Well, in the letter that Rosa wrote today, I think.

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