AEW Executive Vice President Cody has announced that a dark match featuring Clutch Adams has been removed from broadcast after a series of Adams' tweets containing racist and homophobic slurs began circulating on social media.
After been sent a screenshot of the tweets in question from 2013, Cody quickly replied to announce that Adams' match with Shawn Spears will not air. Adams also appears to have deleted his Twitter account in the immediate aftermath of the controversy.
Though Cody didn't explicitly state that the controversy will mark the end of Adams' time with AEW, it seems pretty safe to say that his tenure in the organisation is over just weeks after he made his debut.
The news comes after Cody fielded questions on social media regarding AEW's commitment to diversity, with a fan asking what the company is planning to do to ensure that black fans feel valued, and also that black wrestlers are treated like main event stars.
Cody responded to reassure the fan that AEW is making strides for racial representation in wrestling both on, and off-screen, and that all fans are valued.