4FW have announced that Cody Rhodes will no longer be ale to appear at their events on January 20th, 21st and 22nd in Oxford, Swindon and Bristol.
4FW announced the change with the following statement:
*Important Information Regarding this weekend, Please Read Carefully*
4 Front Wrestling regrets to inform all our fans that Cody Rhodes will no longer be able to attend our events on Friday 20th January in Oxford, Saturday 21st January in Swindon and Sunday 22nd January in Emersons Green, Bristol. This is due to Cody having to attend the funeral of Elijah Mainville, a 9-year-old boy who recently passed away after losing his battle with cancer. Cody was Elijah’s favourite Superstar as the character Stardust and had spent time with Elijah during his illness and was by his side when he was made an honorary WWE Superstar when Cody still worked for the company. The memorial service will take place on Saturday 21st January in America making it impossible for Cody to be able to attend these events.
Below is Cody’s statement via Twitter on the matter:
“As most of you are aware, we lost a member of our wrestling family recently. I will be attending the memorial this weekend.
This does mean I will be unable to make my UK commitments this weekend at 4FW
All events have been rescheduled for June and I look forward to wrestling for 4FW”. – Cody Rhodes
4FW was only recently informed and we have been trying our very best and will continue up until the day of the events to find a suitable replacement but with such short notice it has been difficult and we cannot guarantee that one will be found. We have thought long and hard about what we can do most to make up for this unfortunate situation and to leave you the least disappointed as possible. These are the following measures that we will be taking so we ask you please read the following carefully.
The events on Friday 20th January in Oxford, Saturday 21st January in Swindon and Sunday 22nd January in Emersons Green, Bristol will still be going ahead without Cody Rhodes. We aim to put together the best cards possible with the time we have and promise all 3 events will still be fantastic.
If you purchased tickets in advance to the Oxford, Swindon and Bristol events in January then Cody will appear for 4FW again in Oxford on Friday 2nd June, Emersons Green on Saturday 3rd June, and Swindon on Sunday 4th June. If you purchased a ticket in advance to the Oxford event on Friday 20th January, you can attend the Oxford event on Friday 2nd June event for free, if you purchased tickets in advance to the Swindon event on Saturday 21st January, you can attend the Swindon event on Sunday 4th June event for free. If you purchased tickets in advance to the Emersons Green event on Sunday 22nd January, you can attend the Saturday 3rd June event for free. Just keep the PayPal receipt for the January events and bring them with you on the day of the June events as they will still be valid and all will be organised on the door on the day of the events. The tickets will be honoured whether you attended the January events or not. We will also correspond all tickets so they will be the same for the June events. For example, if you purchased a Front Row Gold VIP ticket for Saturday 21st January in Swindon then it will be the same ticket on Sunday 4th June.
Finally, for anyone unable to attend on Friday 20th January in Oxford, Saturday 21st January in Swindon or Sunday 22nd January in Emersons Green if you are unable to attend these events then please contact David on 07825298823, email us at email@example.com or message us on our Facebook page. If a refund is sent then your ticket will be invalid for both January and June. For all those that have purchased in advance you will be getting a free show on us and also get to meet Cody in June.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused but it is completely out of our hands and have tried our best to rectify the situation. All we can do is promise that the events on Friday 20th January, Saturday 21st January and Sunday 22nd January will surpass your expectations and we hope to see you there and in June also.
We will email every person that has bought tickets individually but please bare with us, we wanted to get the news out as soon as possible.
We take the support of our fans very seriously and appreciate your patience and understanding.
4 Front Wrestling