Although Indiana's goal is to be fully reopened by July 4, Black Label Pro will be holding off on resuming shows until they feel it is safe for all involved.
As the United States of America begins to plan a return to “normal” life following the Coronavirus pandemic, the state of Indiana is now aiming for a full return and reopening on the 4th of July.
On Friday, May 1, 2020, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb revealed a five-stage plan to reopen the state with Stage 5 allowing live sporting events to resume as normal.
“Our goal is to have all areas of the state reach Stage 5 beginning July 4th,” said Holcomb (via NBC 5). “Even in Stage 5 we will continue to do social distancing, but conventions, sports events, fairs, festivals, state fair and like events may resume and remote work will be optional. Retail stores, malls, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms, and personal services may operate at full capacity. Restrictions will be lifted at amusement parks, water parks, and like facilities. At this time, we will decide how to approach the next school year. So, Hoosiers, this is our 5-Stage plan to get Indiana back on track. It’s a methodical, step-by-step plan for steady progress which we’ll carefully monitor.”
In spite of this goal laid out by Indiana government, the Black Label Pro wrestling promotion stated on Twitter that they will be using their own discretion when deciding when they should return to hosting live events, citing fan and performer safety as their top priority.
We saw the news about Indiana being "Back to normal" on July 4th.— Black Label Pro (@BLabelPro) May 1, 2020
We still have no plans of returning until we feel comfortable for our fans and talent to be in a group setting.
Please be patient with us, but we are going to put safety first.
In the state of Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis is hoping to have fans back at sporting events by July as well. You can read his full comments at this link.