AIW advertised Sid Vicious to wrestle on there big December 29thshow, but he didn't board his scheduled flight according to a post on the promotion's Facebook page. After multiple phone calls to Vicious went unanswered, the promotion reached him through former WWE star Hornswoggle's number. Vicious claimed Donald Trump's travel ban prevented him from flying to Cleveland due to an unpaid speeding ticket and that he didn't have his passport with him (even though he was traveling within the United States and is a United States citizen).
AIW explained, "Sid claimed Donald Trump's travel ban prevented him from boarding his flight to Cleveland this morning because of an unpaid speeding ticket and he claimed this is new government policy since he didn't have his passport even though he was traveling within the United States and is a United States Citizen. We recorded his cancelation call just so there is proof of all this and we we will do our best to play the audio tonight or on a future episode of our podcast.
"We apologize to all of the fans who were excited to meet Sid tonight and unfortunately this is something 100% out of our control. We invested quite a bit of money in this appearance and we have now lost out on close to $1,000 we will never get back on airline tickets, hotels, and merchandise we had made for Sid
Luckily TNA superstar EC3 was there to save the day dressing up like Sid and calling himself EC Justice. He had an opponent in Gregory Iron in a comedy match. Iron himself came out as dressed as Sid and wrestled as "Greg Justice."