More Backstage Details On WES Cancellation Drama

7 months ago by Amanda Savage

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More Backstage Details On WES Cancellation Drama WES

It has certainly been an eventful day for the WES promotion as not only did they face continued criticism from talent regarding the upcoming show, they ended up cancelling altogether.

Now from the backstage scoop-meister himself, Sean Ross Sapp on Twitter, more details regarding WES statement and claims that talent had been paid despite the event’s cancellation.

Sapp tweeted:

“I’ve followed up with several people who were scheduled for the WES show, who confirmed they’ve been paid for the canceled event. All those were based in North America. We’ve heard from multiple UK talent that claim they have NOT been paid.”

WES was set to host an event this coming weekend, however after continued scrutiny and reportedly low ticket sales, they cancelled the event entirely, releasing this 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!”

As for Fanene, formerly known as Nia Jax, she responded to being unceremoniously name dropped in the cancellation message by exemplifying a picture being worth a thousand words, tweeting a shopped image of a Simpson’s still, featuring the WES logo under a banner reading, Fyre Festival, in reference to the infamous disaster event from 2017.

We will be sure to update you in the event that WES does see an event in the future come to fruition.

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