Report: Reason WES Cancelled Their July 9 Show Revealed
WES cancelled the show on Wednesday
Only days before the event was due to take place on Saturday, July 9 at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England, Wrestling Entertainment Series have cancelled their inaugural event.
The promotion headed by former WWE tag team the Authors Of Pain blamed the cancellation on "so many talent not showing up" and they claimed all talent scheduled to appear had been paid in full, while Lina Fanene (FKA Nia Jax) had been paid her deposit.
Issues have ultimately arisen over pay, though, and Mojo Rawley revealed that wrestlers from the United Kingdom had not been paid by WES.
Fightful Select confirmed that US talent had been paid and that is partly because a talent management group required their wrestlers be paid upfront for the July 9 show after talent were "messed about" for the original June 4 date. It was confirmed that Moose, Big Damo, Steph De Lander, and Eric Young were among talent that had received money from WES. Several were also given flight credits.
Lina Fanene, meanwhile, was paid half of her fee, according to Fightful, as that is what was in her agreement with the promotion. Talent had also not received details on hotels or visas.
Despite the claim that "talent not showing up" caused the show to be scrapped, the event was actually cancelled due to "mismanagement and poor ticket sales." Only between 300 and 400 tickets had been sold for the event that was set to take place inside the 10,000-seat arena.
Several talent who were booked for the original June 4 date and the July 9 show have made it clear they will never work for WES, should the promotion try to hold another show in the future.