In the wake of WWE's announcement that this year's WrestleMania will move to Orlando, FL, in front of no fans due to the coronavirus outbreak, postponements and cancellations began to pour in from various indie promoters who were planning on taking advantage of tens of thousands of wrestling fans in town for a variety of annual shows and signings.
Here's the current list as of this writing:
EVOLVE's Gabe Sapolsky made the announcement Monday that their various events have been postponed indefinitely. They will begin to reach out to ticket holders over the next few weeks on refunds and other options as they attempt to collect thousands in deposits and other expenses to help cover it. The Expo included shows like the WWN SuperShow, PROGRESS, wXw, EVOLVE 150, and others.
They also announced their cancellation Monday, comprised of the Mark Hitchcock Memorial Supershow, World Wide, Joey Ryan's Penis Party 2, and Ethan Page's Body Guy Extravaganza among others. (An issue with the host venue made its way around wrestling Twitter Monday night as WWE canceling before the city and county did apparently caused a contractual issue with getting their money back.)
The cancellations also include the New Japan Lion's Break Project 3 show in addition to the Impact Wrestling One Night Only throwback show. Impact hasn't announced the news yet, but earlier Monday when canceling two March events, they said they would review "the recommendations from the appropriate government agencies and local communities" with regard to their two April events.
GCW made the call to postpone Monday night, saying events like Josh Barnett's Bloodsport, Joey Janela's Spring Break 4, Effy's Big Gay Brunch, Warhausen's WrestleVania, and others will be packaged together on a future date. They are offering refunds, but also are hoping many keep their tickets for the rescheduled dates.
Still To Come:
Ring of Honor hasn't postponed or rescheduled their Supercard of Honor show, set for Lakeland, FL, on April 4th. While not in Tampa, the city has canceled mass gatherings several days ago.