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New match added to AEW Dark, Clutch Adams issues apology


AEW announced Monday that Christi Jaynes vs. KiLynn King has been added to Tuesday's edition of Dark, bringing the show back up to five matches.

Jaynes (0-2) had an impressive showing on last Wednesday's Dynamite against new women's champion Hikaru Shida and will be looking for her first win in the company. King (0-1) made her AEW debut on last week's Dark in a loss to Penelope Ford.

In related news, Clutch Adams, the wrestler whose Dark match against Shawn Spears was removed over the weekend following resurfaced tweets with homophobic and racial slurs, released a statement to 411Mania Monday where he apologized, part of which can be read below:

"When I wrote those original tweets seven years ago, I was a 19-year-old kid. I was trash-talking friends about a football game on Twitter. At that point, in time, I was ignorant to the pain that those words could cause people. In 2013, it was meant to be locker room trash talk that I felt was OK to use in that context. Now, I know differently. I was not a hateful person back then, as I am not a hateful person today. I was stupid and ignorant. Plain and simple, no excuses.

The recent tweet where I mentioned, “I’m not butt buddies with the promoter,” was in no way meant as a gay slur. That term, as I know it, is slang for being close or tight with someone. The notion that a slang term could also be viewed in a negative light never occurred to me. I deeply regret it. If I ever thought it would be taken in an offensive way, I never would have written it. I am extremely sorry and apologize to anyone who read those tweets and was offended by those tweets.

I am a 27-year-old father of a soon to be 3-year-old girl. She is my life, and my world. All I ever wanted to do was to provide for her. To give her a better life. For her to be proud of me. I just want to make her proud. I understand that today, she would not be. That is a pain that will haunt me. That I will have to live with."

He apologized to leadership at AEW, Beyond Wrestling, Pennsylvania Premiere Wrestling, his trainer and school he learned at, and his family and friends which include a fiance and a daughter.