Ring of Honor (ROH) Wrestling has announced the cancellation of the events it was going to do this weekend, 18th Anniversary and Past vs. Present. The company has confirmed in a press release that they have made this decision after many considerations and after consulting local authorities about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
ROH highlights in the statement that they have valued the safety and health of their fans, talents and production team above all else. The company apologizes for the situation and adds that additional information about ticket returns and the possibility that these shows may take place in the future will be released soon.
The company released a statement last Wednesday on the situation. Initially, they had not canceled the events and hoped to carry them out without further incident except certain restrictions. However, they were waiting to have more information from the government and the relevant authorities in case they had to take other measures such as the cancellation.
18th Anniversary was going to take place this Friday, March 13, from Sam’s Town in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was ROH’s first Pay-Per-View (PPV) event of the year, featuring a World Championship match between Rush and Mark Haskins. This Saturday the 14th they were going to perform another show from the same venue, Past vs. Present, where stars from the past and present of the company were going to face each other.