Termination of Wing Bowl announced

Angelo Cataldi announced on WIP this morning that the Wing Bowl would not return in 2019 for a 27th edition. The Wing Bowl website has been rebranded as http://wingbowlforever.com/.

With the termination of the Wing Bowl and the discontinuation of the Hooters Wing Championship (July 10, 2017 purse $17,500), American competitive eating has lost two of its three most lucrative events in four months.@

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  1. anonymous said

    October 30, 2018 @ 11:55 am

    Goldstein never attempted to try out for wingbowl for 2 reasons
    1. He had no entourage except for his wife and imaginary friend with the boat
    2. He would attempt and fail a lame stunt like 2 quarts of pork fried rice which he thought about and fall flat on his face

  2. anonymous said

    October 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

    It doesnt take a brain surgeon to figure out why the Shea sponsors fall by the waistside one by one Krystal burgers Corned beef hooters Carmines meatball baked beans shoe fly pie Golden palace circuit Thanksgiving invitational canoli the list goes on. The only two clinging for dear life are Nathans & Buffalo wingfest

  3. Not Seiken said

    October 30, 2018 @ 12:32 pm

    Remember when i desperately attempted to qualify for wing bowl and made several excuses as to why i failed. I failed because i suck

  4. Anonymous said

    October 30, 2018 @ 12:42 pm

    Don’t other contests take the place of those who fall by the wayside? They may not have as large a payout, but payouts should go down to the last competitor though that falls on deaf ears.

  5. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    October 30, 2018 @ 1:52 pm

    A lot more contests have been going than coming recently

    New MLE contests after July 1
    Vaughan Pizza Fest, Cheese Curds, Pacific Park tacos

    MLE contests July 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017 not returning
    Hooters Wings, Slugburgers, Chicken Spiedies, Kale, Chacho’s Tacos, Lathrop Baconfest, Elk Grove Pumpkin Pie, Tulsa brats

    Some other discontinued contests
    Pie Pizzeria Let Em Eat, Bar Louie Rock the Tot, Jake’s Wayback Burgers Triple Triple Challenge

  6. Anonymous said

    October 30, 2018 @ 2:49 pm

    Thanks OJ for clearing that up.

  7. Reflections said

    October 30, 2018 @ 6:23 pm

    Sometimes the most obvious reasons are most elusive.

  8. Complete 2018 MLE Schedule Changes: said

    October 30, 2018 @ 8:58 pm

    New Events Added 2018:
    April – John’s Incredible Pizza – World Pizza Eating Championship
    May – San Pedro Fish Market – World Jumbo Shrimp Eating Championship
    June – Hostess – World Donettes Eating Championship
    June – Canteen Lunch In Alley – World Canteen Sandwich Eating Championship
    June – Mattitude Lions Club – World Strawberry Shortcake Eating Championship
    July – Vanghan – International Pizza Eating Championship
    August – Wisconsin State Fair – World Cheese Curd Eating Championship

    Events Dropped From 2017:
    March – Spirit of Texas – World Chili Eating Championship
    April – National Harbor – World Peeps Eating Championship
    May – Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel – World Taco Eating Championship
    May – Denver Outlaws (Illegal Pete’s) – World Burrito Eating Championship
    May – Three Rivers Festival – World Pepperoni Roll Eating Championship
    June – Ribmania (Ribfest Chicago) – World Rib Eating Championship
    July – Hooters – World Wing Eating Championship
    July – Main Street Corinth – World Slugburger Eating Championship
    August – Tioga Downs – World Chicken Spiedie Eating Championship
    August – Kale Yeah! – World Kale Eating Championship
    August – Chacho’s Tacos – World Taco Eating Championship
    September – Dell’Osso Family Farm Baconfest – World Bacon Eating Championship
    October – Elk Groave – World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship
    October – Tulsa (Siegi’s) – World Bratwurst Eating Championship

  9. Social Conscience said

    October 31, 2018 @ 1:09 am

    It would not be surprising to see the end of Nathan’s within a few years. All it may take is a couple of down years in sales.

  10. Anonymous said

    October 31, 2018 @ 3:24 am

    Mollys record of 501 wings will probably never be matched ever again. If each wing was an ounce that’s over 30 pounds.

  11. not Seiken said

    October 31, 2018 @ 8:22 am

    My inability to be able to eat 2 measly lbs of brisket and make a complete fool of myself at the WIP studios definitely led to the downfall of Wingbowl.

  12. Anonymous said

    October 31, 2018 @ 8:35 am

    That is possible but I doubt it. Even if Nathans takes a downturn in sales, they are more likely to need the publicity. Of course, it tv stops televising, they wouldn’t get much press.

  13. anonymous said

    October 31, 2018 @ 9:05 am

    I am hoping that Nathans ends in a few yrs and hopefully major league eating follows suit. Then where will poor Joey go or the other new names like esper or the others. dont know their names nor do i care to know

  14. Not Seiken said

    October 31, 2018 @ 9:19 am

    Social Conscience can you site your sources for that bold statement? You pretty much have no idea what your are talking about.

  15. Not Social Conscience said

    October 31, 2018 @ 12:13 pm

    Not Seiken (9:19 am), I believe the correct word is cite, not “site.”

  16. Not Seiken said

    October 31, 2018 @ 12:53 pm

    9:05 go back to choking down 11 hot dogs in 10 minutes

  17. Not Seiken said

    October 31, 2018 @ 12:55 pm

    not seiken 8:22 that is a might high opinion of yourself, i highly doubt Al or Angelo remembered my name after the door hit my ass on the way out of the studio after my epic failure.

  18. Anonymous said

    October 31, 2018 @ 2:27 pm

    Molly goes out as a legend. As she should be.

  19. Not Goldstein said

    October 31, 2018 @ 6:44 pm

    At least seiken had balls to attempt a stunt while Goldstein and his horrendous hairpiece was too chicken out of fear he would fail which of course he would

  20. Anonymous said

    November 1, 2018 @ 7:28 am

    Seiken is a failure not because he isn’t a good competitor but because he keeps making ridiculous comments here. His feud with Goldstein is also ridiculous.

  21. Not Seiken said

    November 1, 2018 @ 12:13 pm

    i have no where else to vent my hatred and jealousy to goldstein because i couldn’t afford to keep the domain name of my crappy website

  22. anonymous said

    November 1, 2018 @ 2:01 pm

    Note that Goldstein would visit Seiken sight at least twice a day He even made his mother a fan of the site but as soon as he began to hate the pickle legend all of a sudden Seiken site is crappy kindergarten stuff

  23. anonymous said

    November 1, 2018 @ 2:07 pm

    Goldstein for god sake you accomplished nothing nada in comp eating a drop in the river is more like it. Does anyone who visits this site know who you are ? NO Maybe you might get a google or two because the internet mentions nearly every human being on the face of the earth. You beat a bunch of pathetic eaters including women with primitive eating capacity which is the only reason you made it to the Nathans finals and you kept hounding Kate about who is going where in the qualifiers. Do yourself a big favor gather up those cheap $5 trophies in a plastic bag and give them to the salvation army. You might get a $25 tax break at the end of the year

  24. anonymous said

    November 1, 2018 @ 9:29 pm

    Oink oink oink who cares?

  25. Anonymous said

    November 2, 2018 @ 6:36 am

    Making Nathan’s five times is an achievement. The commenter never made Nathan’s and that is eating him up.

  26. anonymous said

    November 2, 2018 @ 9:15 am

    who gives a shit about making Nathans? Its all about winning Nathans not making it especially coming from a table ender who finished last in most of his appearances

  27. anonymous said

    November 2, 2018 @ 9:16 am

    throw away the trophies there are useless

  28. anonymous said

    November 2, 2018 @ 9:18 am

    Not Social Conscience said
    October 31, 2018 @ 12:13 pm

    Not Seiken (9:19 am), I believe the correct word is cite, not “site.”
    What do you expect from someone who barely graduated HS and fits hearing aids on the elderly

  29. Anonymous said

    November 2, 2018 @ 10:18 am

    I wonder if molly will join mle now?

  30. anonymous said

    November 2, 2018 @ 4:10 pm

    They wont let her join because that would take the spotlight aaaway from chestnut Furious pete tried join but was rejected for same reason 8yrs ago

  31. Not Seiken said

    November 2, 2018 @ 4:23 pm

    i barely graduated hebrew school now i sort the mail and comment on eatfeats all day

  32. Anonymous said

    November 2, 2018 @ 5:31 pm

    Poor Chest-nuts. I’m sure he can retire by the age of 50. Then Raina will be on her millionth patreon “donator “
    Joey can be the next winner.

  33. Not Goldstein said

    November 2, 2018 @ 6:24 pm

    I graduated hebrew school but it was no cake walk getting the shit kicked out of me every day of the week by taller classmates

  34. Snot Seiken said

    November 2, 2018 @ 7:23 pm

    To make matters worse, I sort mail on the grave yard shift all alone because no one wants to be around me.

  35. anonymous said

    November 3, 2018 @ 2:15 am

    Seiken is retired from P.O You are behind in the times shorty. You will be fitting hearing aids on the alta kakas at the VA for the next 10yrs by that time you will be 80 probably in a nursing home .

  36. anonymous said

    November 3, 2018 @ 12:29 pm

    Goldstein only reason for posting on eatfeats is to get a reaction from Seiken If Seiken didnt respond Goldstein would give up . He has been posting on this site when it first started trashing other comp eaters under an assumed name He has no friends and no life

  37. Step Daddy J said

    November 3, 2018 @ 4:25 pm

    There was no north west qualifier this year for Nathans . 2017 it was in Portland Oregon September Labour Day Long Weekend . Out here in the North West , we get shafted for eating competitons . People that live in California have it good , competions left and right .

  38. Not a Fan said

    November 3, 2018 @ 7:25 pm

    I wish competitive eating, and everything, and every one, related to it, and involved in it, would just go away. It would be a much, much better world.

  39. anonymous said

    November 4, 2018 @ 10:23 am

    You are all fools competing against eaters you will never beat like Brunelli Molly Joey Esper Sudo etc They are making money while you make an ass of yourself making nothing but a free meal

  40. Anonymous said

    November 4, 2018 @ 11:27 am

    The eaters who know they will not win or place do it for fun, period. Nothing foolish about it. It’s a fun hobby. There IS togetherness as well, fun for people depending upon their personality and those of others.

  41. anonymous said

    November 4, 2018 @ 5:14 pm

    Fun? Whats fun about losing?

  42. ruthless greedy pigs said

    November 4, 2018 @ 9:48 pm

    Sad that Seiken contributed so much to major league eating but got a swift kick in the ass without warning like Berry Gordy did to Florence Ballard of the Supremes I bet his name is never even mentioned in George Shea boring killing time monologues prior to a contest . I also bet that if they had an oldies reunion Jarvis Lerman Krazy Kev would be invited and Seiken would be left out

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