Alex Shelley was supposed to team up with Rich Swann and Chris Sabin to take on Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers at the Hard To Kill pay-per-view event tonight at Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.
Shelley has been removed from the contest and replaced by Moose.
Impact sent out this video of Shelly talking about the decision:
“There are certain things in life that are just out of our control, and unfortunately, my ability to compete at Hard to Kill has been dropped into that bucket,” Shelley said. “So, on that note — I owe an apology to Chris Sabin. I owe an apology to Rich Swann. I owe one to the fans, and I owe a receipt to The Good Brothers and Kenny Omega. I don’t like getting beat up by you, but I’ve accepted that that’s happened multiple times, and I was looking forward to returning the favor. You’ll get that in the mail, you’ll keep the yellow copy.
“I assure everyone out there, I don’t have COVID. I am not orthopedically injured, but in the interest in safety, my situation is a very complex one. I put that first, as does Impact management, and they are doing the most in terms of precautions to make sure nobody is at risk at Hard to Kill or going forward. However, as a transient figure in pro wrestling, I promise you that no matter what I’ll be back in Impact. You can count on that.”
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 16, 2021