It was announced on Friday that WWE has decided to cancel their NXT live event in Manchester, England on Tuesday, June 6 due to the awful tragedy that took place this past Monday, May 22 at the Manchester Arena at an Ariana Grande concert. It’s a story that we’re sure you know about since it made worldwide news with 22 people dead and dozens more injured due to an attacker that was carrying an explosive device.
Here’s the statement from WWE announcing the cancellation.
Out of respect for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy, WWE is cancelling the NXT event on Tuesday, June 6 at the Manchester Arena, and giving fans who purchased tickets to the show a full refund and offering them the option to receive a free ticket at point of purchase to the NXT show on Wednesday, June 7 at First Direct Arena in Leeds.
Our Superstars will be in Manchester on June 6 visiting with those affected by the tragedy and WWE is making a donation to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
We look forward to returning to the Manchester Arena on Monday, November 6 for Raw and Tuesday, November 7 for SmackDown Live.
WWE statement pic.twitter.com/BSJUP0vGby
— WWE UK (@WWEUK) May 26, 2017
TJR Thoughts: I think WWE made the right call here. It’s too soon to put on a show in that arena. I think it’s cool that they are giving fans the option of a free ticket in Leeds if they want to make the trip. It’s also nice that WWE’s NXT stars will be visiting people that were affected by what happened and that the company is making a donation.
We wish the people of Manchester the best as they try to overcome what happened there this week.