Ring of Honor Wrestling (ROH) has issued a press release informing that it cancels all its shows until the end of May. The company has made the decision considering the recommendations of health authorities such as the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States) or the WHO (World Health Organization), in addition to the measures proposed by the government.
They limit large concentrations of spectators for at least the next eight weeks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Social distancing and basic hygiene measures are essential to slow the advance of the virus. Therefore, following the example of other companies in the business and the entertainment world, they have decided to cancel their next appointments.
Among the cancellations are major events like Supercard of Honor XIV, which was to be held from the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida. The show is one of the most important of the year for ROH and was going to have special meetings like Marty Scurll vs. Jay White or Mexisquad (Bandit, Flamita and Rey Horus) vs. Will Ospreay, Amazing Red and Rocky Romero, among others.
Others are also canceled, such as the Pure Excellence tour (where the tournament began to crown the new Pure Champion) or the Quest for Gold shows (where a competition began to crown the new Women’s World Champion). Battlestar and War of the Worlds 2020 (joint tour with New Japan Pro-Wrestling in the United States) also enter suspensions.
ROH would return to perform shows initially after May 31. Returns to fans will be made within the next seven business days. The company will continue to provide updates on its show planning based on the progress of the pandemic. Meanwhile, Honor Club subscribers will increase their subscription to 90 days from April 1, covering the period of March, April, and May.