Wrestling Entertainment Series was scheduled to hold its inaugural event this weekend at the 10,000-seat Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England. However, the new wrestling promotion has been hitting some significant snags, with talent dropping out and the event reportedly selling less than 350 tickets. Now, a new development may suggest that WES is looking to regroup for the time being, but there are two sides to this story.

WES announced today on social media that they have canceled their upcoming inaugural show this weekend. The promotion posted a lengthy statement regarding the cancelation, confirming the reports of significant talent having to drop out from the show. WES also stated that everyone scheduled to wrestle at the show had been paid.

The company released a statement to explain why their first event was being cancelled. They also had a few places to put the blame.

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

Former WWE superstar Braun Strowman, who was once scheduled to wrestle at the event, posted a response to WES’ statement. He seemingly has not taken the cancelation too lightly and teased that there’s more to the story.

Straight garbage to try and blame talent not showing up. I’m not a stooge but the truth will come out. Y’all are good at finding it.

WES was announced by the former WWE tag team, The Authors of Pain. Initially, the inaugural show was going to feature the likes of Braun Strowman, Nia Jax, and Lana. Nia Jax called out the company and said that she is not a part of the event, despite the fact that they kept advertising her. There’s currently no word whether WES intends to reschedule the event for a later date.

What do you make of this developing story? Sound off in the comments section below.

Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones is a writer for both Thirsty for News and Ringside News. He's been a wrestling fan since 2004 and has always tuned into Monday Night Raw.

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