The coronavirus pandemic has already been the cause of major problems for professional wrestling, namely WrestleMania 36 and the week of festivities leading up to it. Several shows have been cancelled between now and then, including westside Xtreme wrestling‘s (wXw) WrestleMania weekend show, titled 16 Carat Revenge, and Over The Top Wrestling‘s (OTT) Scrappermania 6 this weekend, while this week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown will be moved to the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida – only ‘essential personnel’ will be required.
In Scotland, the situation is being monitored, with a coronavirus peak not currently expected until May/June time. Despite that, some promotions have still been keeping fans updated with their upcoming events;
Pro Wrestling Innovation (PWI) have postponed their Moffat Mania show, which was set for Friday, March 27th at the Moffat Town Hall. The show has been pushed back to August in an attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly disease, a decision not taken lightly by promoter Krieger. As a wonderful gesture though, ‘Scudmaster Sexy’ has confirmed all booked talent will still receive their wage to ensure they don’t miss out on a pay day from the postponed booking.
Unfortunately due to some advice given by the venue we have taken the decision to postpone our show in Moffat until later in the year.
We hope everyone can read our little statement and understand the difficulty we had in reaching this decision.
— Pro Wrestling Innovation (@ProWrestlingIn2) March 12, 2020
WrestleZone (WZ) have announced that the 2020 Regal Rumble, scheduled for Saturday, March 21st at the Torry St. Fittick’s Church Hall in Aberdeen, is currently set to go on as planned, as are all their other upcoming shows as they head towards Aberdeen Anarchy on May 15th and 16th. However, to help prevent the disease being spread throughout the community, they have kindly asked fans, wrestlers, and everyone else in attendance at the shows to refrain from high fives, handshakes, etc.
A brief announcement regarding upcoming events.
— WrestleZone (@wrestlezone) March 12, 2020
Discovery Wrestling (DW) and British Championship Wrestling (BCW) have both confirmed that their upcoming events – the 2020 Disco Derby on Sunday, March 29th at the Jam House in Edinburgh and a live event on Saturday, April 11th from the Ballerup Hall in East Kilbride, respectively – are both still set in stone. Management from both promotions will keep an eye on the situation as it develops, and will let fans and wrestlers booked on the shows know in advance of any changes to the schedule.
In response to questions regarding the Disco Derby – it will still be going ahead as planned
This could change if the advice in Scotland changes but for now – please buy a ticket and keep the Disco going
If you are feeling unwell – please stay away from all events pic.twitter.com/ToibuRHZ0n
— Discovery Wrestling (@DiscoWrestling) March 12, 2020
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