Due to the ongoing 2019-2020 COVID-19 pandemic, a number of upcoming WWE events have been either canceled or postponed. Some events have also been relocated to WWE's Performance Center in Orlando, Florida where they will take place behind closed doors without any live audience so that no one can contact the disease.
The three flagship shows of WWE, i.e. RAW, NXT and SmackDown including 205 Live are also currently taking place inside the Performance Center with no live audience.
List of events postponed by WWE due to COVID-19 pandemic
The seriousness of the disease has put all of the world to a standstill which includes all global sports. People have been advised by medical professionals to stay indoors and keep themselves quarantined so that they do not contract the disease.
This also applies to WWE's innumerable personnel that includes Superstars, ring announcers, commentators, backstage crew and many more involved with the profession. As a result, some of the upcoming WWE events and pay-per-views have been postponed by WWE to a later date. Given below is a table of all postponed WWE events till now.
Name of event
NXT TakeOver: Tampa Bay
WWE NXT's flagship PPV event was supposed to emanate from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL on April 4 but the event was postponed with all its scheduled matches have been now rescheduled to take place across multiple episodes of NXT starting April 1.
The 2020 edition of the Hall of Fame ceremony was supposed to take place at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL but the event has been postponed due to the pandemic.
List of events rescheduled by WWE due to the coronavirus 2019-2020 pandemic
Some WWE events were also rescheduled to a different venue due to the coronavirus pandemic. Because of the contagious nature of the disease, the events will take place in empty stadiums with no live audience so that there will be no risk of spreading the disease. Given below is a list of the rescheduled events.
WWE's biggest PPV event was originally supposed to take place at the Raymond James Staium in Tampa, Florida on April 5 but due to the pandemic it has been relocated to the company's Performance Center in Orlando, FL. The event will take place without no live spectators and for the first time ever will occur for two nights, i.e. April 4 and April 5.
List of events canceled by WWE due to the coronavirus 2019-2020 pandemic
As of this writing, no such events have been canceled by WWE but with the situation getting more serious by each passing day, some future events that are supposed to occur in the coming months may get canceled by the company.
Name of event
Money in the Bank
Money in the Bank, was expected to be held in Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena in May, but was cancelled by the arena on 9 April. WWE had already promoted Money in the Bank during WrestleMania, with no reference to a host venue.
Effect of covid-19 on SmackDown and Raw
WWE began to move the broadcasts of SmackDown and Raw to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, beginning with SmackDown on 13 March, with no audience and only essential staff in attendance. WWE announced that it would return to a live format on 12 April, with Raw and SmackDown from the Performance Center as before, and WWE NXT from its existing studio at Full Sail University in Winter Park.