Ring of Honor won't be holding empty arena shows any time soon.
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, ROH has put plans to produce empty arena television in Baltimore on hold due to the spike in COVID-19 cases across the country. ROH never confirmed its plans to hold empty arena events, but the idea of them doing so had been reported and teased by ROH COO Joe Koff.
ROH has filmed a match between Brody King and Bateman to use on a future television episode. The bout was taped in California.
ROH was one of the first companies to cancel events when the COVID-19 pandemic began. The company had to cancel its 18th Anniversary event and Past vs. Present event, which were scheduled to run on March 13 and 14, at the last minute as the pandemic started to become serious.
Despite not running shows, the company has paid talent for canceled events.
It is unknown when, or if, ROH will begin running empty arena shows. Johnson notes the company "may attempt to tape in August," but nothing is close to being confirmed.
Baltimore has over 7,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the outbreak with 330 new cases reported on Wednesday. The state of Maryland is not considered a hot spot for cases.