Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Illinois has instituted a shelter-in-place order that will cause a pair of wrestling shows in the state to be canceled.
Governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot addressed the state in a press conference held Friday afternoon.
The order went into effect Saturday evening and is set to last through the end of Tuesday, April 7th.
Following news of the order, AAW and Freelance Wrestling announced the cancellations of their upcoming events.
WWE performer Ali added that he will still be donating to the performers that were set to work at the Freelance card.
Unfortunately, our “Warehouse Wars” event scheduled for tomorrow night is cancelled, here is the official statement from the owner of Freelance. @AliWWE @RubyRiottWWE @indiewrestling @smartmarkvideo pic.twitter.com/gWCJwAJ99Z
— Freelance Wrestling (@FreelanceWres) March 20, 2020
This will officially cancel the Fight For The Future tapings.
It is the right thing to do at this time.
Safety is the top priority on everyone’s mind right now. No need to risk it.
Here’s to getting back to normal as soon as possible.
Stay safe everyone.#AAWFamily https://t.co/tBZ2aVCtEh
— AAW Wrestling (@AAWPro) March 20, 2020