Over The Top Wrestling is the latest wrestling promotion to cancel an event due to the coronavirus pandemic, as they have called off this weekend’s Scrappermania 6.
The promotion posted a statement and said due to the local government advising against public gatherings of more than 100 people it is in their best interest to cancel the show. David Starr versus Jon Moxley was advertised for the event; OTT says refunds for the weekend’s shows will be issued in “due course.”
As previously stated, our number one priority at OTT is the health and wellbeing of our audiences, performers and staff during COVID-19 outbreak. Following official government advice against indoor gatherings of more than 100 people, we unfortunately must cancel both this weekend’s Scrappermania events. We understand and share the disappointment this will cause to so many, and can only offer our sincere apologies for any and all inconvenience caused. We did everything in our power to keep these shows viable, with significant contingency plans put in place this week. Despite these best efforts, we must prioritize safety and follow the expert advice. Refunds will be issued in due course, please bear with us as we tackle the logistics of cancelling our biggest show of the year.
We’re as gutted as you are.
We’ll be back.
— OTT WRESTLING (@OTT_wrestling) March 12, 2020
The following events have also been cancelled in recent days by New Japan Pro-Wrestling:
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
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.