Major League Wrestling is one of a handful of promotions that right now benefits from the nature of pre-taped shows. However, even those pre tapes will run out eventually and when they do, MLW may not have new content to air as the promotion announced today that effective immediately, they will be suspending all live events for a minimum of 45 days.
“Major League Wrestling has suspended promoting live events for 45 days, effective immediately, as the league continues to assess the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
At the appropriate time, the league will communicate plans for promoting live events outside of the 45-day temporary hiatus and update the status of league events. MLW programming will continue to air Saturday nights on beIN SPORTS, MLW’s YouTube channel and with partners around the world during this period.”
As a result of the temporary suspension of holding live events, MLW also announced that April 18th’s Intimidation Games, which was already rescheduled once from its previous February 29th date, will once again be moved, this time until June 12th in Chicago’s Cicero Stadium. All tickets will be honored for the new show date.
MLW closed their statement with a message of thanks. “The MLW family would like to extend our appreciation and well wishes to all doctors, nurses, emergency services staff, first responders and medical professionals on the front line working to address the public health crisis in our nation and around the world.”
Taped in February, MLW’s Philly tapings are still in the process of airing with the fourth episode taking place this past Saturday meaning there are likely a few more shows left to come. MLW held an event over the weekend with their much-anticipated, historic MLW x AAA event, which was taped to air as part of several televised episodes. This should hopefully take MLW through the hiatus and allow weekly television to continue uninterrupted for the time being.
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