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Former WWE stars, Alistair Overeem debut set for Wrestling Entertainment Series launch

The former Authors of Pain are launching the new pro wrestling promotion.

Several former WWE stars -- along with the pro wrestling debut of a former UFC fighter -- are advertised for Wrestling Entertainment Series' debut show.

Wrestling Entertainment Series is a new promotion that's being launched by the tag team formerly known as The Authors of Pain. Its debut show is taking place at Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England on Saturday, June 4. The event will air live via Fite TV.

In the main event of the show, former UFC star Alistair Overeem will make his in-ring debut against Adam Scherr (Braun Strowman). It's advertised that the match will be to crown Wrestling Entertainment Series' first World Champion.

The full card is listed below:

  • World Championship match: Adam Scherr (Braun Strowman) vs. Alistair Overeem
  • Women's Championship match: Lina Fanene (Nia Jax) vs. CJ Perry (Lana)
  • Tag Team Championship match: Gzim Selmani & Sunny Dhinsa (The Authors of Pain) vs. Westin Blake & Steve Maclin (Wesley Blake & Steve Cutler)
  • Killer Kross (Karrion Kross) vs. Samuray Del Sol (Kalisto) vs. JONAH (Bronson Reed)
  • Women's Tag Team Championship match: Madison Rayne & Tenille Dashwood vs. Deonna Purrazzo & Chelsea Green
  • Dean Muhtadi (Mojo Rawley) vs. Lince Dorado
  • Pre-show match: Mike Bennett (Mike Kanellis) vs. Biff Busick (Oney Lorcan)
  • Pre-show match: Dirty Dango (Fandango) vs. Levis Valenzuela Jr. (No Way Jose)

This will be the first time Fanene, Perry, Selmani, Dhinsa, and Muhtadi have wrestled since their WWE releases.

Selmani & Dhinsa are going by the name "Legion of Pain." They'll be managed by their former NXT manager Paul Ellering. 

When the launch of Wrestling Entertainment Series was announced, it was stated that the promotion has "several yet-to-be-revealed dates across Europe & the Middle East" scheduled for 2022.