Coronavirus – Latest Updates, Cancellations For Wrestling Events Around The World
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has recommended to all local authorities that all mass gatherings either be postponed or canceled until the coronavirus crisis is over. He noted he doesn’t have the authority to cancel events but strongly encourages individual organizations to take action to prevent the spread of the disease.
New York State is banning most gatherings of more than 500 people to stop the spread of the coronavirus. AEW Dynamite is scheduled to take place at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester on March 18; the event has reportedly been rescheduled until July but AEW and the venue have not commented at this time. WWE is also scheduled for an event on March 22 at Madison Square Garden, and IMPACT Wrestling is scheduled to have their Rebellion PPV in New York City on April 19.
Newark New Jersey Mayor Ras Baraka advising non-essential public gatherings be postponed for 30 days minimum. AEW Dynamite / Blood And Guts is scheduled to take place at Newark’s Prudential Center on March 25.
Events Cancelled / Rescheduled Due To Coronavirus
This weekend’s EVOLVE 147 & EVOLVE 148 have been postponed to May 8th in Livonia, MI and May 9th in Chicago. All tickets will be honored for those dates.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
- March 1: Mito Municipal Gymnasium, Ibaraki
- March 2: Big Palette Fukushima
- March 3: Ota City Gymnasium, Tokyo
- March 4: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
- March 7: Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
- March 8: Baycom Gymnasium, Hyogo
- March 9: Kochi Prefectural Gymnasium
- March 10: ZIP Arena Okayama
- March 12: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
- March 13: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
- March 14: Makuhari Messe, Chiba
- March 16, Toyama
- March 17, Saitama
- March 18, Shizuoka
- March 20, Niigata
- March 21, Niigata
- March 14: Scrappermania 6
WWE denied SmackDown was moved to the Performance Center, issuing a new statement to Wrestlezone noting they are putting precautionary measures in place. In regards to the status of WrestleMania 36, the event is still scheduled but Tampa officials are meeting today to determine the status of major events in the area.