Kenny Omega has regrets about allowing Chaysn Rance to wrestle at CEO Fighting Games Championship.
At the CEO X NJPW event on Friday, the first match of the night which was called a "dark match" featured two wrestlers by the names of "Chaysn" and "Epic". Fans in attendance and at home recognized Chaysn Rance as a convicted sex offender. According to the Florida Sex Offender Registry, he has been registered since 2014 resulting from a 2011 incident leading to a conviction for Lewd or Lascivious Battery of a victim between the ages of 12 and 15.
On Saturday, Kenny Omega who put together much of the event tweeted in response to Rance's presence on the show. The following is an excerpt from his statement:
"I'm incredibly proud of everything I personally produced but unfortunately made a terrible oversight by allowing a dark match featuring local talent I wasn't personally familiar with. (Admittedly, I'd met Chasyn Rance once in 2004, but a lot can happen in 14 years). I'm terribly sorry for anyone in the building that felt unsafe or personally offended by his inclusion on the show. I will personally provide refunds to anyone in attendance that couldn't enjoy themselves because of this"
Apparently at the event, Omega asked the ring crew which was a large group from a wrestling school for two of them to perform a dark match. The group chose Rance and Epic. Not until he looked on social media did Omega realize what had happened.
Omega expressed regret for discomfort of the fans in attendance and watching on the live stream. He also said he has "potentially tarnished" an otherwise great event which he said was important to him and he promised if he helps put together another event at CEO that he will not make the same mistake.
The full statement by Omega is seen in the tweet above.