The Coronavirus continues to affect the world of wrestling as House of Hardcore was forced to cancel a Philadelphia event set for April 11 which was to also play host to a convention and be the final appearance of wrestling legend Terry Funk in a city that he helped start a revolution in.
Originally to take place in the 2300 Arena, the venue formerly known as the ECW Arena, House of Hardcore announced the cancelation of the event via Twitter, in a video where Tommy Dreamer, the founder of the House of Hardcore promotion, revealed very remorsefully that the event set for April 11 was, in fact, no longer going to take place.
“Hey, everyone, this is Tommy Dreamer. With all that's going on in the world, unfortunately, I have to cancel my House of Hardcore show on April 11th,” Dreamer began. “I hate to do it, but for obvious reasons, the show can't happen. I thought of some alternatives but can't risk it. Honestly, I pretty much know all the people that come to the show. And I have a problem. I shake everybody's hands. So I would just rather be safe than sorry. And we're gonna get through this. We'll get through this as a wrestling community and as a world community. So if you bought tickets already, just contact the website. They'll give you a full refund and we'll reschedule another time. Let's all get through this together and watch your damn hands. This is Tommy Dreamer and I love you guys."
In addition, the Icons of Wrestling Collectorfest which was not only supposed to feature Terry Funk in his final Philadelphia appearance, but feature WWE Hall of Famer and backstage producer Kurt Angle was also canceled. Icons of Wrestling announced that they would be postponing the convention via Facebook.
Many wrestling events have been forced to cancel or postpone due to the current precautions in place in an effort to contain the global pandemic. Currently, a decision has not been made regarding WrestleMania 36 in Tampa, Florida, but the city of Tampa is allowing WWE some leeway to see if they will cancel or postpone the event of their own volition. Learn more about that at this link.