After canceling its previously scheduled events, GCW has decided to move forward with a two-night empty arena tournament. GCW will present Acid Cup 2 on Thursday and Friday from an undisclosed location with essential personnel only.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, GCW owner Brett Lauderdale discussed the motivation behind the event.
“GCW is not taking any of it, it’s all going to them,” said Lauderdale. “Everyone is being affected right now by the coronavirus, including all of our wrestlers. There is no GCW without the wrestlers, so we have to help the people that make GCW. We’re working together to provide some entertainment and create some work for people who are currently out of work. We’re all wrestling people, wrestling is what we know. So as long as we can do wrestling in a responsible manner, then that’s what we’re going to do.”
He continued, “Fans will figure out where we are soon as they watch, but it’s very important that people don’t show up. We’re following the guidelines of the city and the venue, and we’re only allowed 30 people. Our wrestlers will be on ring crew tonight. It’s essential staff and crew only, and we have to stick by that. We’re all going to look out for each other and be safe. If anyone is not feeling right, or anyone has any concerns, they’re going to sit this out.”
Acid Cup 2 will stream live on IWTV as part of the new partnership between the two companies. You can find the list of Acid Cup 2 participants by clicking here. Fans can donate to the wrestlers competing by clicking here.