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WWE issues statement on SmackDown status, future cancellations & relocations

In the past few hours, a number of sources like PWInsider and Wrestling Observer issued reports about WWE moving the Fri., Mar. 13 SmackDown from Detroit to the Orlando Performance Center.

WWE issued a statement to Pro Wrestling Sheet and others a short time ago denying that the move is official:

“WWE has not cancelled Friday Night SmackDown in Detroit, however, based on the current situation, we are putting contingency plans in place in the event that upcoming WWE shows are cancelled by government officials, civil authorities and/or local venues.”

Sounds like the company would like to go ahead with its current schedule as planned, but they are looking into alternatives in the event federal, state or local governments and venues decide to cancel shows.

With the NBA season having been suspended last night after a player tested positive for COVID-19 and President Donald Trump announcing a ban on most travel to the United States from Europe for the next 30 days, this is obviously a very volatile situation.

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