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Wrestling Entertainment Series cancels debut show

The show was scheduled for Saturday, July 9.

Wrestling Entertainment Series has canceled its inaugural show. 

The event was originally scheduled for June 4 but was later rescheduled to Saturday, July 9. It was to have taken place from the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England, and aired on FITE TV. 

On Wednesday, the promotion released a statement regarding the cancelation. They noted that "with so many talent not showing up" they would have to cancel the show. WES also promised to be back "in the near future." 

WES' statement:

"Dear fans and followers, Unfortunately we will have to cancel the event scheduled for this Saturday at the Motorpoint arena in Nottingham, England. 

We are deeply disappointed in the news that we have to share but with so many talent not showing up we will have no choice then to cancel the event.

Our team worked so hard on this event day in and day out for the fans to come with a different type of wrestling event and believe that we still will be able to show that in the near future.

We do want to say that all our talent that was scheduled have been paid in full and that Lina Fanene was paid her deposit as well while she changed her mind and did not want to show up and wrestle anymore. 

For now we will have to apologize for this, but we promise that it will not end here. See you soon!

- Team WES"

The promotion would later confirm that everyone who purchased a ticket will be refunded. 

On Sunday, Lina Fanene (FKA Nia Jax) called out the promotion for false advertising her for the show. 

Adam Cailler of the DailyStar reported on Tuesday that the event had sold just 350 tickets. 

Several wrestlers who had been advertised for the event commented on WES' statement. 

"Instead of blaming the talent who took weeks off to come work for your NEW company under the impression you could be trusted… try refunding the fans & apologizing for your lack of organization," wrote Chelsea Green, who had been advertised for the original date.  

"Talent 'not showing up' What a laugh…" wrote Matt Rehwoldt, who later accused the company of "ghosting" him after agreeing to work the show. 

"I refuse to let anyone control my emotions. With that being said, I am available in the US/MEXICO/Canada/PR this weekend 7/8 - 7/11. If we worked together before let's make a deal," wrote Lince Dorado, who was scheduled to face Samuray del Sol.