A former WWE Superstar has hit out at the Wrestling Entertainment Series, claiming they have left him out of pocket before casting doubt on whether their debut show will take place.
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.
One of the performers who had been contacted about appearing at the event was IMPACT Wrestling star Matthew Rehwoldt, who is perhaps better known for his time in WWE under the name Aiden English.
In a thread posted on social media, Rehwoldt claimed that the young promotion had cost him “time and income,” as well as ghosting him after their initial conversation. He went on to warn fans against buying a ticket to the show, casting doubt on whether the planned debut event will even take place.
So @wesofficialtv has cost me time and now cost me income.
I was asked to be on this show but had a conflicting booking. I was told they really wanted me and would pay me upfront. So as they were former colleagues I took them at their word and passed on my other booking.
— Matthew Rehwoldt (@DramaKingMatt) July 2, 2022
The news of the debut show being postponed was actually broken by Chelsea Green on social media. Green had been scheduled to team with Deonna Purrazzo to take on Madison Rayne and Tenille Dashwood.
Following official confirmation that the show had been moved, it was reported that numerous talents who had been due to appear were “very upset,” and wouldn’t be wrestling on July 9th.