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AEW reschedules Rochester Dynamite date, plan for next week unknown


The day after the NBA suspended their season and other sporting leagues around the world continue to do the same, next Wednesday's AEW Dynamite will not take place from Rochester, NY, as planned.

AEW will now make their debut in that city on Wednesday, July 8th instead. PWInsider's Mike Johnson first reported the news with several company sources confirming.

On Thursday afternoon, New York State governor Andrew Cuomo banned most gatherings of 500 people or more until further notice.

The question now is whether AEW will hold Dynamite from another location or cancel the show altogether. Johnson said the company still plans to hold a live Dynamite with information forthcoming. Twitter speculation was that an empty arena show in Jacksonville, FL, seemed the most likely ending spot.

The company is expected to release a statement Thursday about their decision.

Conversely, the wrestling world is waiting to hear whether Friday's WWE SmackDown will take place in Detroit, MI, as planned after a local Detroit TV station reported the show was canceled. Moving the show to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL, appears to be on the table.

Earlier Thursday, Ireland's OTT canceled their weekend wrestling shows.