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Kenny Omega Accuses WWE of Attempting to Undermine AEW Event, Says WWE Lines ‘Pockets With Blood Money’

June 26, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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UPDATE: Well, that certainly escalated quickly. WrestlingInc.com reports that AEW wrestler and Executive Vice President Kenny Omega commented on the news of WWE Network airing the EVOLVE event the same night as AEW’s Fight for the Fallen card on Twitter.

The tweet was later deleted, but Omega appeared to call out WWE for its recent controversial events in Saudi Arabia, which are sponsored by the Saudi Arabian government, and attempting to undermine AEW’s Fight for the Fallen event, which is also going to benefit victims of gun violence.

In the now deleted tweet, Omega wrote, “If lining your pockets with blood money is okay, then what’s wrong with trying to undermine a charity show for victims of gun violence? I hear that healthy competition is supposed to be a good thing and yet I can’t help but feel like I’m gonna be sick.”

Omega wrote in a separate tweet, “I’ve said my piece and it opened the door to a very toxic environment. It wasn’t a message to fans, or the boys, just the decision makers. I wish everyone wrestling on any show that day all the best. That is all.” You can see his later tweet below.

ORIGINAL: WWE has announced that the WWE Network will be streaming the EVOLVE Wrestling 10th Anniversary Celebration event head-to-head against AEW. The card is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the same night as AEW Fight for the Fallen. The Network will stream the event at 8:00 pm EST, head-to-head against the AEW show which will stream for free on B/R Live.

WWE also will have several WWE wrestlers on the EVOLVE show, including Adam Cole vs. Akira Tozawa and Drew Gulak vs. Matt Riddle.

You can check out the full announcement from WWE below:

EVOLVE’s 10th Anniversary special to stream live on WWE Network

WWE today announced that EVOLVE Wrestling’s 10th Anniversary Celebration will stream live around the world on WWE Network on Saturday, July 13, at 8 ET/5 PT from 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pa.

EVOLVE’s 10th Anniversary Celebration will feature the return of EVOLVE alumni, as Adam Cole will defend the NXT Championship against WWE Superstar Akira Tozawa, and WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak will face NXT Superstar Matt Riddle. In addition, EVOLVE’s 10th Anniversary Celebration will feature NXT Superstars Arturo Ruas and Babatunde, EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory, EVOLVE Tag Team Champions Joe Gacy and Eddie Kingston, WWN Champion JD Drake and many more. Additional matches will be announced in the near future.

“EVOLVE was the birthplace for many current WWE and NXT Superstars, so it is only fitting that their 10th Anniversary Celebration will be showcased live on WWE Network,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative.

For tickets to EVOLVE’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, click here.