In probably the least surprising news you’ll hear all day, WWE has postponed their spring 2020 tour of the United Kingdom for a second time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The original May dates were first pushed to October of this year. As reported by Sportskeeda’s Gary Cassidy (and confirmed on Ticketmaster UK), the tour will now start the last week of April 2021 and conclude a week later in May.
— April 28 at Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff
— April 29 at FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield
— April 30 at Utilita Arena Newcastle
— May 1 The SSE Hydro in Glasgow
— May 2 at Utilita Arena in Birmingham
— May 3 at The O2 in London (Raw taping)
This was originally set to feature the SmackDown roster, but now will be a Raw tour. Which could signal why Drew McIntyre and Tyson Fury have been chirping at one another... if (fingers crossed, knock on wood) there’s a vaccine and the world returns to some semblance of its pre-COVID state, could a showdown happen on this tour to set-up a match for WWE’s return to Saudi Arabia?
Also worth noting Ticketmaster still has NXT UK TakeOver: Dublin listed for October. We know the brand is coming back soon. Seems doubtful they’d make their big Irish PPV debut in an empty or partially filled arena, but they may not want to postpone it again.