In the past week, the coronavirus pandemic has caused severe disruption to the professional wrestling world. OTT were forced to cancel ScrapperMania, AEW: Dynamite will now be broadcast from behind closed doors until at least mid-April, and WrestleMania will air from the WWE Performance Center.
The National Wrestling Alliance followed suit last night as they announced they were suspending operations until June. This has led to their next pay-per-view The Crockett Cup being cancelled, along with the next set of NWA Powerrr tapings.
In a prepared statement, the NWA wrote:
"The National Wrestling Alliance, given the uncertain course of this world health crisis, is suspending normal operations until June as far as any live performances. This includes the upcoming Atlanta, GA events; Crockett Cup PPV on April 19th at the Gateway Center Arena and our NWA Powerrr tapings at GPB Studios on April 20th and 21st. At this time, the Super Powerrr episode scheduled to air on Tuesday March 17th, which promoted these events, will not air in its current form in order to not create confusion in the marketplace. However, we will continue to produce content in the interim, and thank fans in advance for their continued support.
"The health and safety of our wrestlers, in-house and NWA staff, and fans are of the utmost importance during the global pandemic of COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you all soon.
"For those who have purchased tickets to The Crockett Cup at the Gateway Center, you’ll be receiving a refund from the point of purchase. For the NWA Powerrr at GPB on April 20th and 21st, if you’d like to keep your tickets for a future GPB event please email [email protected] If you do not contact Maureen within 5 days, you’ll be issued a refund on your NWA Powerrr tickets.
"Also anyone who has pre-ordered Crockett Cup on Fite.tv will be receiving a refund as well ASAP.
"Please stay safe!"