AEW has once again rescheduled upcoming live events in New York and New Jersey that were initially meant to take place in March before the coronavirus pandemic caused a shut down of large gatherings, forcing the pro wrestling industry to change all of their plans. Though at first AEW scheduled events for the Summer, now it looks like the company isn't planning on holding big live shows outside of Daily's Place until November at the earliest.
On Twitter, AEW announced changes to its shows in Rochester, New York, and Newark, New Jersey. The Rochester Show initially planned for March 18th, will now take place on November 11th, with the company tweeting, "The #AEW DYNAMITE show in Rochester, NY, on July 8 (originally slated for March 18) has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Blue Cross Arena." AEW added, "Fans who have already purchased tickets for the Rochester show on either March 18 or July 8 will be offered a refund via the point of purchase, or have their original ticket valid for admission to the rescheduled event on Nov. 11."
As for Newark, which was initially going to be a special episode of Dynamite called Blood and Guts that would have seen the blow-off of the feud between The Elite and the Inner Circle, that show is pushed back all the way to 2021, with the tweet reading, "The AEW DYNAMITE show at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on July 22 (originally slated March 25) has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021." About tickets, AEW said, "Fans who have already purchased tickets to the Newark show at Prudential Center on either March 25 or July 22 will be offered a refund via the point of purchase, or have their original ticket valid for admission to the event on Feb. 24, 2021."
The company added an additional statement about the reason behind the changes, saying, "As illustrated in our mission statement, the safety and well-being of our fans and talent is always our top priority. AEW sends heartfelt thanks around the world to healthcare and other frontline workers who are answering the call to protect and serve their communities." Of course, nobody really knows what the world will be like come November. Will the coronavirus be making a second wave comeback? Will we be having an election, or not? But presuming the world is still around, and people are allowed to leave the house, there might be the hope of seeing some live AEW action at that time.