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UPDATED: WWE Raw canceled, Smackdown in trouble due to winter storm scheduled for Northeastern United States


UPDATE (12:15 PM ET): PWInsider reports that WWE production crews are packing up at the XL Center in Hartford as the show has been cancelled.  WWE official reports that Raw will air in some form tonight, but there are no details on what will be included at this time.


There's a scene in the famous baseball movie Bull Durham where Kevin Costner's character, Crash Davis, engineers a rain out for his struggling minor league club so that his teammates can have a night off to break their streak of bad play.

Mother nature may be about to pull the same trick for Vince McMahon and WWE.

After a storm of negative fan reaction and a flurry of negative press coverage as a result of creative decisions at last night's Royal Rumble, a literal storm that's set to bring a lot more than flurries has already begun pelting the Northeastern United States with wind and frozen precipitation.  With forecasts calling for upwards of two feet of snow and 60-plus mile per hour winds, the govenor of Connecticut has declared a travel ban for his state beginning at 9PM this evening.

That means that no one is allowed to be on the roads unless they are an emergency or road maintenance vehicle or in a civil service profession such as healthcare or law enforcement.  Not included in those groups are wrestling fans - the people who would make up the Raw audience in Hartford tonight starting at 7:30PM.

Tuesday's Smackdown taping is supposed to take place in Boston, Massachusetts, another city squarely in the storm's path.  That area is looking at more than three feet of snow.  It may not be possible for WWE to get its talent and production crew to TD Garden even if they wanted to do an empty arena show.

Stay tuned for more weather reports and announcements from WWE about their plans.

In the meantime, would a couple of days off be good for the company?  Or would the best thing to get right back in the ring to make fans forget about Royal Rumble?

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