Everybody’s doing it. Wrestling is not in its normal state at the moment and that does not appear to be changing anytime in the near future. While there is still wrestling out there, it is taking place in front of empty arenas due to the efforts to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus. That is easier said than done, but now another major company is considering doing the same.
Over the last few months, WWE, AEW and Impact Wrestling have all run events with no fans in place. This has made for some interesting situations, with several wrestlers not appearing either due to health concerns or international travel situations. That is likely going to be the case for the time being, but a top international company might be making the effort to continue anyway.
New Japan is considering running empty arena events in the future, according to Wrestling Observer Radio. The company has not run an event since February 26, 2020. New Japan has already canceled the Best of the Super Juniors tournament, scheduled from May 12 – June 6, and postponed Wrestle Dynasty on August 22 from Madison Square Garden. At the moment, it is unclear when the company could run another event as Japan is currently under a state of emergency, banning any kind of event. The state of emergency currently runs until at least May 31.
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Opinion: That’s some good news to hear but you never can tell how long it could be before things are back to normal. I know it might not be the same thing as usual but at least we might be seeing some more wrestling. Hopefully whatever New Japan can offer helps somewhat, as fans need as much help as they can get in the current environment, and New Japan has done a lot of great things before.
Would you watch New Japan with no fans? Which promotion has done the best in empty arenas? Let us know in the comments below.
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