WrestleCon issued the following statement, announcing that Dragon Gate talent have been pulled from next week's Supershow after their visas were denied.
"This week has been the most challenging in our history. Sadly, we need to announce another major cancellation; Dragon Gate talent will not be available at WrestleCon NYC. As with PAC, we hired an immigration attorney to work directly with Dragon Gate to facilitate Vias that would allow their talent to travel to NYC for WrestleCon weekend; we also hoped to facilitate a long-term relationship that would include future conventions. Unfortunately, after two separate Visa application attempts, including conversations with the Japanese Consulate, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Visa Center, and the Visa Office in Tokyo, we are left without any more time to make this possible. According to our government, because we are not the primary employers of the Dragon Gate talent, and we are not able to offer annual employment contracts with WrestleCon, there is no Visa option for these performers."
The full statement goes on to say that refunds will be issued to any fan who purchased their ticket after Dragon Gate performers were announced (Nov. 6).
You can read the full statement below.
Official Press Release regarding Dragon Gate. pic.twitter.com/RIOSrZQuu8— WrestleCon (@wrestlecon) March 29, 2019
Here's a look at the new card for WrestleCon.
As promised, here is the revised US v. World show following the losses of the Dragon Gate talent. pic.twitter.com/dOV9cTKYCZ— WrestleCon (@wrestlecon) March 29, 2019
As previously reported, PAC was pulled from WrestleCon due to visa issues.