The Coronavirus is becoming a very big deal as more people become infected. The public health concern that started in China has called for the cancellation of some pro wrestling events. Others will still go on, but they will perform in front of an empty arena.
“Well, goddamn the Coronavirus is in Japan and they’ve cancelled a lot of shows and it’s a big story,” Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio.
STARDOM has cancelled “a whole bunch of shows” including events on February 22nd and 23rd. “Technically everything for the rest of the month. They also cancelled two shows on March 14th in Osaka.
It was further noted that STARDOM is going to run their March 8th event on streaming pay-per-view, but it will be an empty arena with zero fans in attendance.
One Championship Wrestling is also holding another event in an empty arena on February 28th in Singapore.
New Japan Pro Wrestling hasn’t cancelled any events that we have heard. They did send out a public release including several safety concerns and steps fans can take to avoid infection of the Coronavirus.