Safety first, even among the Deathmatch community.
Today, IWA Mid-South was supposed to host Double Death 2020, a deathmatch tag team tournament. However, they announced earlier today on Facebook that the show would be postponed due to five of their wrestlers being exposed to COVID-19
Unfortunately, we are going to have to postpone today's Double Death tag team deathmatch tournament... We have had 5 participants in the tournament call off the show from injury and exposure to COVID-19. Not to mention, if you were at last night's show, you saw we had multiple issues with the ring. After further inspection, these issues are structural and we will need to weld the ring back together and it will have to sit for 24 hours. We are extremely lucky that the ring did not collapse last night. I just can't in good conscience allow wrestlers to wrestle in such a precarious situation even if I could replace the 5 wrestlers that have called off.
Anyone who has purchased tickets to the show tonight will be honored at the rescheduled date or you can send a request for a refund. Besides the inability to put on a quality show, our ring situation is a serious safety issue for the wrestlers.
If you ordered the IPPV bundle and have questions, please contact FITE directly. You can contact support[at]fite.tv for further information regarding today's postponed show
I am truly sorry for this, as well as embarrassed. This is an impossible task. Once again I deeply apologize.
COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported several times in the wrestling community this week. Lance Archer was pulled from this week’s AEW Dynamite and Warrior Wrestling event for testing positive, Ben Carter revealed that he tested positive as well, and Deonna Purrazo pulled herself from the upcoming “Collective” events as a precautionary measure.
Just yesterday, IWA hosted their Prince Of The Deathmatches Tournament. You can read the full results at this link