Black Label Pro wrestling has announced that they will be hosting an empty arena event on March 28. In addition, a crowdfunding campaign has been started to help wrestlers affected by the shutdown of events due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
This announcement was made on Twitter by Mikey, the promoter of Black Label Pro. The empty arena event will be streamed on IWTV.live, a streaming subscription service that acts as a home of many independent promotions including IWA Mid-South, Freelance Wrestling, and more.
We are going to do the @BLabelPro empty arena event on March 28th live on @indiewrestling!— Mikey (@BLPMikey) March 16, 2020
Let's raise some money to get these wrestlers a payday! We are all in this together.https://t.co/tGIHdVIlsD pic.twitter.com/ATmfCpdAsE
Proud to be part of this company. Donate if you can- it's everything: supporting wrestlers, creating entertainment - which supports everyone at home right now! https://t.co/S4bbD9XseP— -- Sarah Shockey -- (@sarahjoyshockey) March 16, 2020
It was later confirmed that the event will be titled Empty House and will run on Mar. 28, airing in IWTV. Fans can donate by clicking here. When asked by Fightful is testing will be done, Mikey replied, "We will take every precaution that will be available. We aren't taking safety lightly."
**NEW SHOW ALERT**— Black Label Pro (@BLabelPro) March 16, 2020
BLP Presents "Empty House"
A live empty arena event airing to raise as much money possible to give back to the wrestlers that do so much to entertain us.
Donate At https://t.co/C54nKZyRLU
March 28th, 2020
Airing Exclusively on https://t.co/LLEg9eirn4 pic.twitter.com/ejdlAkR1WK
Wrestling events across all promotions are feeling the effects of COVID-19. Most recently, the CDC updated its guidance for containing the Coronavirus and have advised that for the next eight weeks, there be no gatherings of 50 people or more. Due to the live nature of professional wrestling, this undoubtedly hurts many promotions.
Another IWTV promotion, Freelance Wrestling, announced plans to host live streams from their training warehouse and stream them weekly. Learn more about that at this link.