WWE legend Sid Vicious, who was set to appear for the AIW independent promotion at their live event on Friday in Cleveland, Ohio, no-showed the event, cancelling on the company at the last minute.
Sid had been heavily featured in the promotion for the event, with the event being titled “Rulers of the World” and his likeness on the promotional poster.
— aiwrestling .com (@aiwrestling) December 14, 2017
AIW and owner John Thorne released audio via YouTube of Sid’s phone call where he canceled on the company, citing the recent travel ban by President Donald Trump as the reason for his cancellation.
AIW was able to make light of the bad situation, as Impact star EC3 and former WWE star Hornswoogle made surprise appearances on the event, with EC3 dressed up as Sid and signing autographs to fans making light of the situation.
When Sid doesn't get on his flight all you need to do is create 2 other Sid's. ✏️ pic.twitter.com/AXyWmh7GQ5
— aiwrestling .com (@aiwrestling) December 30, 2017
EC3 really is signing Sid's pics. I am dying! pic.twitter.com/XrZkIduMOq
— Justin Greeder (@jgreeds) December 30, 2017