It was only a couple of days ago that I was reporting how NJPW had been forced to cancel even more shows and, sadly, they’re not the only company that finds themselves in this situation.
It has been announced on Twitter that both Stardom and AJPW have had to follow suit.
Stardom is having to cancel three shows. The first being at Yokohama Radiant Hall on the 11th and the second and third being noon and night shows at Osaka World Pavillion on the 25th.
With the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the following Stardom shows have been cancelled:
4/11 (Sat) Yokohama Radiant Hall
4/25 (Sat) Osaka World Pavillion (noon)
4/25 (Sat) Osaka World Pavillion (night)
We apologize and thank you for supporting Stardom!
— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) April 2, 2020
In turn, AJPW has been forced to cancel Champion Carnival for this year thanks to the never-ending pandemic we all find ourselves in currently.
Despite trying everything, we regret to inform you this years Champion Carnival has been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus.
— 全日本プロレス (English) (@alljapan_eng) April 2, 2020
The longer this goes on, the more and more shows we will see being canceled and where the likes of a WWE or AEW can, probably, take this on the chin and walk away pretty unscathed, this is worrying times for those of us who are ardent fans of Independent Wrestling.
Even though we are doing all we can to help companies stay afloat, the harsh reality of this situation does mean that some of them won’t.