AEW has removed an upcoming match for Tuesday’s episode of Dark after an indie wrestler’s controversial tweets from the past have surfaced.
Clutch Adams vs Shawn Spears was set to air on Dark, but a screengrab of a few tweets by Adams from 2013 containing racist and homophobic remarks was shared, and AEW, Tony Khan, Cody and Kenny Omega were all tagged in the tweet.
Adams did wrestle QT Marshall in a match for Dark taped on May 13 that aired recently, but that’s his only match for the promotion thus far. He’s also worked matches for Impact and ROH in the last couple of years.
With the way the Dark tapings work, this likely means Spears won’t have a match on the show, unless for some reason an extra one involving him was taped for future weeks that they could just substitute in.
The reason these tweets have surfaced now is because Adams did tweet similar offensive remarks recently, but then deleted them when he received backlash. He’s now deleted his Twitter account too. Cody’s response and the decision to remove him from the upcoming show has been met with praise from fans.