The shows will go on for GCW.
GCW The Collective posted a statement on social media, announcing that its shows during WrestleMania week will continue as planned, regardless of WWE potentially canceling WrestleMania and WrestleMania week events in Tampa.
As of post-time, there remains much speculation as to what will happen with Wrestlemania and all related WWE events during Mania week in Tampa. The list of "what if" scenarios are endless and there is no easy answer.
In the last few days, we have received overwhelming support and encouragement from our respective fanbases, and the majority of our customers have told us they want to see us push forward.
While there is no easy solution, we agree. The underlying spirit of GCW, The Collective and our core partners is fully based in the belief that the show MUST go on.
This is the spirit of independent wrestling and that is who and what we are. We are not reliant on outside sponsors. We rely only on each other and the support of the fans.
The Collective and all its partners are committed to following through with our scheduled events as planned. This plan remains in effect regardless of any announcements in relation to the WWE and their scheduled events in the coming days or weeks.
If circumstances change, then we will adjust accordingly and notify everyone as soon as possible.
In the meantime, we will make every attempt to keep The Cuban Club a safe and clean environment. We will make sanitation supplies readily available for the duration of our events and pursue additional options to keep everyone safe.
There is no tomorrow for us. Everything we have worked for leads to The Collective and we don't know any other way than to see through to the finish line. In our hearts, we believe this is the right thing to do. We are ready to carry the torch in uncertain times and lead the way for our performers and our fans until someone says we can't.
We are all in this together. See you in Tampa.
- The Collective
On behalf of The Collective: pic.twitter.com/Zmtqtjbaym— TheCollective2020 (@collective2020) March 11, 2020
The World Health Organization officially declared coronavirus a pandemic on Wednesday.
The Mayor of Tampa and officials are scheduled to meet on Thursday to discuss the possibility of canceling major events in the city.