Alabama Temporarily Bans Pro Wrestling During COVID-19 Pandemic

The world continues to adjust to the conditions of the Coronavirus pandemic and due to a new ruling by the Alabama Athletic Commission, pro wrestling is temporarily canceled in the state. 

The Governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, has issued a statewide health order prohibiting The Gatherings of 25 people or more within a six-foot distance of each other. This order will remain in effect through the 5th of April at least. under these guidelines, pro wrestling matches are in violation of the order.

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Outside of the state of Alabama, WWE WrestleMania is also feeling the effects of this virus as it will now take place on April 5th, the same day the Alabama pro wrestling ban ends, from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida with no audience in attendance. However, this year WrestleMania will also take place on Saturday, April 4th, as this year's event is a two-night spectacular hosted by former NFL player, Rob Gronkowski.

Wrestling has tried its best to continue on despite these conditions as many promotions have taken to hosting empty arena events via streaming platforms in order to provide entertainment and comfort to those who need it as well as allowing wrestlers to continue to make a living.  If you would like to help independent pro wrestlers, click here to see a running list of some of the ways you can do so.

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