While the debut show for Wrestling Entertainment Series - the promotion launched by the one-time Authors of Pain - was pushed back from 4 June to 9 July, a revised line-up for the event no longer has Adam Scherr on the card.
Previously, Scherr - better known as Braun Strowman - was to battle former UFC fighter Alistair Overeem in the main event to crown the inaugural WES World Champion. Now, not only is IMPACT Wrestling's Moose listed to face Overeem for that title, but Scherr is completely absent from the advertised line-up.
Of course, several names who were advertised for the original 4 June date had already dropped out of the rescheduled 9 July spot, with WES receiving plentiful negative comments from certain talents, such as Deonna Purrazzo labelling her dealings with the promotion as "frustrating, to say the least".
As of today, the full card for WES UK's 9 July debut from Nottingham's 10,000-seater Motorpoint Arena reads:
- Alistair Overeem vs. Moose for the WES World Championship
- Lina Fanene (fka Nia Jax) vs. CJ Perry (fka Lana) for the WES Women's Championship
- Legion of Pain (fka Authors of Pain) vs. BT Gunn & Kez Evans for the WES Tag Team Championships
- Steph de Lander (fka Persia Perrotta) & Anastasia vs. She Wolves for the WES Women's Tag Team Championships
- Samuray del Sol (fka Kalisto) vs. Lince Dorada
- Dean Muhtadi (fka Mojo Rawley) vs. Damo Mackle (fka Killian Dain)
- Eric Young vs. Zac Zodiac
- Levis Valenzuela (fka No Way Jose) vs. Jody Fleisch
The last two matches listed there are part of the free-to-air pre-show of this PPV event.