The coronavirus has wreaked havoc in the professional wrestling world in the past few days. This week's episode of SmackDown will air from the WWE Performance Center, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla has cancelled its next show on March 29, and OTT were forced to cancel ScrapperMania 6.
The virus' impact continues to be felt in WWE as all of the company's house shows this weekend have been cancelled. Both the main roster and NXT were scheduled to host four live events across North America.
Raw and SmackDown Superstars were set to wrestle at the Coca-Cola Coliseum tomorrow on a Road To WrestleMania SuperShow, but the arena wrote on its website: "The WWE Live Road to WrestleMania SuperShow event scheduled for this Saturday, March 14 at Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto has been cancelled. Refunds are available at all points of purchase."
The Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio also announced their live event had been cancelled after Governor Mike DeWine ordered all sports events to proceed behind closed doors. The arena wrote on their Facebook page: "In accordance with the proclamation issued by Governor DeWine, the WWE live event scheduled for this Sunday, March 15 in Youngstown, Ohio has been canceled. Refunds are available at all points of purchase."
The two NXT house shows in Venice, Florida and Daytona Beach, Florida have also been cancelled.