AEW removes a wrestler’s match from Dark due to his racist and homophobic tweets

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

AEW is pulling a Clutch Adams match from the AEW Dark online show due to the independent wrestler’s racist and homophobic tweets made in 2013. Adams, who appeared on a past AEW Dark episode, was scheduled to be featured in a match against Shawn Spears that was advertised for the June 2 edition. AEW has opted to pull the Adams match.

Powell’s POV: Adams is an independent wrestler who is not under contract to AEW. The company took the action of removing Adams from the show after fans raised the obvious issue with including his on their shows. As of this update, the Adams vs. QT Marshall match still appears on the May 19 AEW Dark episode, though I believe the standalone clip of the match has been pulled. Adams has deleted his Twitter account. To read the comments in question, check out a screencap via

Readers Comments (7)

  1. Write This Way May 31, 2020 @ 5:44 pm

    A guy makes some disgusting tweets SEVEN FREAKING YEARS AGO and they immediately go full cancel culture on him, but they’re cool with a guy who has not had a sex change or hormone therapy being a “female” wrestler?

    • Write This Way May 31, 2020 @ 5:47 pm

      Meanwhile, CONVICTED RAPIST Mike Tyson is still on the show.

      What a bunch of pathetic bullshit.

    • First question, is this true? Second question, nobody but you gives a shit.

      • Write This Way June 1, 2020 @ 9:12 am

        Kudos on ignoring the CONVICTED RAPIST and admitted wife beater Mike Tyson still working in the top angle for the company while a guy who tweeted horrible things seven years ago got his match nixed. Even worse is the guy who dug through years of tweets to pull this cancel culture bullshit admitted he doesn’t even watch the show.

        AEW is even worse than WWE and that shouldn’t be possible.

        • And why do people like you ignore PROVEN wife beater Stone Cold being a ratings attraction on WWE programming but so quick to condemn Mike Tyson? Even if he actually did it (and from all accounts nothing was ever PROVEN) he paid for it and has every right to make a living in any way he sees fit. This Clutch guy hasn’t paid for anything yet.

  2. It looks like an eleventeen year old wrote that for christ’s sake, someone could have possibly just hacked into his account back then.

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