In light of the ongoing global pandemic, PROGRESS has made the sensible step of announcing the cancellation of all events for the foreseeable future. PROGRESS cancel all events until at least October 2020.
With a heavy heart, we announce today that our summer schedule is completely canceled due to COVID-19. We’re looking at October as the earliest possible return date.
It goes without saying, we are absolutely gutted.
Over the last 2 months, we’ve been in constant contact with our roster and backstage crew, scrubbing off dates and adding new ones. There are both physical and mental wellbeing issues at play here on both sides of the promoter/wrestler relationship – so for the benefit of everyone that works with us, an ‘earliest possible return’ date allows a small degree of certainty at a time when that is lacking.
Specifically with regards to the Spirits Of Independents tour that was scheduled for late July and early August: the state governors in both Washington and Oregon have extended the ban on large public gatherings into at least mid-August.
We’re canceling the events rather than postponing them because we realize that at this time, money’s tight for lots of people and you probably need the cash; we don’t believe that it’s fair to hold onto your money when we can’t offer you a replacement date in good faith that it will be able to go ahead as planned.
PROGRESS Cancel All Events Until October
All we can hope is that when things are back to normal (whatever that means and whenever that may be), we’ll see you at a PROGRESS show once more.
This is the complete list of the affected events. If you have a ticket to any of these shows, YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING. Your ticket provider (whether that’s DICE, Ticketmaster, See Tickets or DEFY) will process your refund automatically.
28th June – Camden
10th July – Leeds
11th July – Manchester
12th July – Newcastle
26th July – Camden
30th July – Los Angeles
31st July – Seattle
1st August – Seattle
2nd August – Portland
29th, 30th, 31st August – Alexandra Palace
27th September – Camden.
Under these unprecedented circumstances this is the only sensible move that the company could make. There are far bigger issues in the world than wrestling, but it truly is sad to see so many show dates lopped from the calendar including Super Strong Style 16.
We are sure PROGRESS can weather the storm due to their industry connections. However, the Covid-19 crisis will surely take a heavy toll on many companies over the coming months. Let’s hope that isn’t the case and that we can all emerge on the other side of this stronger. Take care of yourselves out there folks; the only way we’re getting through this is by isolating and distancing.
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