A major wrestling show planned for the UK has now been cancelled after months of being dogged by problems and changes to the card.
Wrestling Entertainment Series, a new promotion headed by Sunny Dhinsa and Gzim Selmani – the former Akam and Rezar (Authors of Pain) was due to hold its debut show on June 4th. However, just a week before the scheduled launch, the event was postponed until July 9th.
The rearranged show is due to take place at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham and features several changes to the card compared to the one originally advertised.
Former Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax – now known as Lina Fanene – took issue with the promotion still using her image on posters despite very publicly acknowledging she wouldn’t be on the rearranged show.
Former WWE star and current IMPACT announcer Matthew Rehwoldt also accused the promotion of costing him time and money after promising him a booking before “ghosting” him.
IMPACT Wrestling star Chelsea Green was the first star to indicate that the original show had been postponed – a decision the organisers claim was in part due to a clash with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The full statement from the company seemingly blames many talents for choosing not to attend the re-arranged show and makes clear those advertised have been paid and that Lina Fanene received her deposit:
“Dear fans and followers, unfortunately we will have to cancel the event scheduled for this Saturday at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England. We are deeply disappointed in the news that we have to share but with so many talent not showing up we will have no choice then to cancel the event.”
“Our team worked so hard on this event day in and day out for the fans to come in with a different type of wrestling event and believe we will still be able to show that in the near future.”
“We do want to say that all our talent that was scheduled have been paid in full and that Lina Fanene was paid her deposit as well while she changed her mind and did not want to show up and wrestle anymore. For now we will have to apologize for this, but we promise that it will not end here. See you soon! – Team WES”
— Wrestling Entertainment Series (@wesofficialtv) July 6, 2022