The coronavirus outbreak has caused havoc within the sports world. The NBA suspended their season indefinitely last night, La Liga has been suspended while the Real Madrid first team is in quarantine, and numerous professional wrestling promotions around the world have been forced to cancel shows.
Over The Top Wrestling was set to hold its biggest show of the year, ScrapperMania 6, this weekend in Dublin, Ireland. However, earlier today Republic Of Ireland Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ordered all schools to close and for public gatherings of over 100 people to be cancelled.
The promotion released the following statement: "As previously stated, our number one priority at OTT is the health and wellbeing of our audiences, performers and staff during this 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 put plans in place this week. Despite these best efforts, we must prioritise 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."