Wrestling Entertainment Series' Inaugural Event Postponed
Wrestling Entertainment Series' first show has been pushed back
The independent wrestling promotion from The Legion Of Pain (FKA Authors Of Pain) is off to an inauspicious start.
Wrestling Entertainment Series' inaugural event was set to take place this weekend on Saturday, June 4 from the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England, but the arena announced today that Legion Of Pain have postponed the show and rescheduled it for Saturday, July 9.
"Unfortunately, the event organisers have decided to postpone this event to Saturday 9 July. Originally due to take place on Saturday 4 June 2022, all original tickets will remain valid for the new date," Motorpoint Arena wrote.
The show was set to feature several former WWE stars including 'The Titan' Adam Scherr, Killer Kross, Samuray Del Sol, Dean Muhtadi, and JONAH. Former UFC star Alistair Overeem was also scheduled to make his professional wrestling debut on June 4.
The Motorpoint Arena website showed earlier today that many tickets were still available inside the 10,000-seat venue.
Gzim Selmani (FKA Rezar) noted in a statement today that the promotion's inaugural show was originally set to take place in the United Arab Emirates and was moved to Nottingham on short notice. The Queen's Platinum Jubilee ultimately impacted the show being able to take place on June 4 in the United Kingdom, though.
He said: "We have all worked extremely hard on this event, however, things have not been going our way for us. Originally, the first event was set to take place in the UAE, but due to the sad & untimely passing of Sheikh Khalifa, we decided out of respect to change the event to Nottingham. It was a huge undertaking to move the event to a completely different continent on three weeks' notice. Unfortunately, with the Queen's jubilee celebrations and the impact that is having on the events sector in the UK, and with just three weeks to prepare, it proved to be an impossible task.
"I want to apologise to the fans for any inconvenience caused. We will make it up to you all on July 9th with an incredible show! Also, a big thank you to everyone who has supported WES so far. Since our launch, the response from fans, media, and fellow wrestlers has been really moving. Thank you! See you all on July 9th!"