It was announced today that All Elite Wrestling’s Dynamite episode will be moved to Jacksonville, Florida at Daily’s Place. It’s a venue that AEW has run twice before and it is owned by the family of AEW President Tony Khan. Next week’s Dynamite episode was originally going to take place in Rochester, New York, but due to the Conoravirus pandemic, it’s important to not hold events with large crowds.
In addition to the change for next week’s Dynamite, AEW will be moving the March 25 edition of Dynamite (originally titled their “Blood & Guts” episode) as well.
AEW released this statement today:
As a precautionary measure against COVID-19, we are relocating next week’s AEW DYNAMITE show on March 18 from Rochester, NY, to Jacksonville, FL. This show will be televised live on TNT from Daily’s Place, and be managed under a restricted attendance policy. The DYNAMITE show in Rochester will be rescheduled for Wednesday, July 8, at Blue Cross Arena.
Fans who have already purchased tickets to the Rochester show will be offered a refund via the point of purchase, or have their original ticket valid for admission to the event on July 8. Additional details will be forthcoming.
In addition, the DYNAMITE show on March 25 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, will be relocated to a new venue, which will be announced shortly. This show will be televised live on TNT on March 25, and be managed under a restricted attendance policy. The DYNAMITE show in Newark will be rescheduled for Wednesday, July 22, at the Prudential Center.
Fans who have already purchased tickets to the Newark show will be offered a refund via the point of purchase, or have their original ticket valid for admission to the event on July 22. Additional details will be forthcoming.
We appreciate your understanding as the safety and well-being of our fans and talent is always our top priority. We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation related to COVID-19 and be guided by government officials, health organizations and venue management.
The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey was going to host that March 25 episode of Dynamite and they issued this statement.
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— Prudential Center (@PruCenter) March 12, 2020
TJR Thoughts: The sports and entertainment world has been rocked by the Coronavirus pandemic with good reason, but I guess if we want to think of something positive, at least for now our major wrestling shows are continuing. It gives us a chance to forget about the problems of the real world. I hope nobody in AEW or WWE or any wrestling company has to deal with Coronavirus because if somebody gets it then that’s going to put a halt to these shows.