BY ALFRED KONUWA – MARCH 11, 2020
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has swept the nation as the traveling disease has hit the United States. While initially classified as an outbreak, the Word Health Organization (WHO) advised U.S. citizens to prepare for much worse as the possibility of COVID-19 degenerating into a pandemic remained. 100 countries and 120,000 cases later, the WHO declared the COVID-19 a pandemic as of March 11, 2020.
With every passing day, every major spectator event, from WrestleMania to the Olympics, was in danger of cancellation, with major events South by Southwest, Coachella and the Arnold Classic—which will have no spectators in 2020—all undergoing some form of cancellation:
February 26, 2020 — Acting on the advice of the Japanese Ministry of Health, New Japan Pro Wrestling made the following announcement cancelling all events through March 15:
“In light of recommendations made on February 26 by the Japanese Ministry of Health connected to the new Coronavirus COVID-19, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has arrived at the decision to cancel all live events scheduled between Sunday March 1 and Sunday March 15.”… Read More HERE