The Wrestling Entertainment Series cancels its planned inaugural event.
The Wrestling Entertainment Series has announced that it has officially canceled its inaugural event which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 9th at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England.
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In the days leading up to the scheduled event, several wrestlers booked for that card and the original date for the card previously scheduled for June 4, such as Matthew Rehwoldt, made statements that they were not working on the event In one instance, Lina Fanene (Nia Jax) urged the promotion to keep promoting her to the event, despite claiming she told them she wasn’t going to be attending.
In a statement released on Twitter announcing the event was canceled entirely, Wrestling Entertainment Series claims they had no choice but to cancel the event due to multiple talent “not showing up.” Addressing Fanene directly, it was said that she received her deposit and changed her mind and decided not to show up and wrestle.
The statement goes on to say that the campaign will continue in the future.
From WES on Twitter:
Dear fans and followers, unfortunately we have to cancel the event planned for this Saturday at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham England. We are deeply disappointed with the news that we have to share but with so much talent not showing up we have no choice but to cancel the event.
Our team has been working so hard on this event day after day to make the fans come up with a different kind of wrestling event and believe that we can show it in the near future.
We would like to say that all of our scheduled talents have been paid in full and that Lina Fanene has also received her deposit while changing her mind and not wanting to show up and wrestle anymore. For now, we have to apologize for this, but we promise it won’t end here. See you soon!
We’ll learn more about this story as it develops.
The event was promoted by the former Authors Of Pain in WWE. Ahead of the originally scheduled date for the event, they spoke to Sean Ross Sapp. You can read the full interview here.