All Elite Wrestling has had to cancel several Dynamite tapings in the last few weeks, and the streak of cancellations is continuing for shows well past next month. The company canceled the airing of the highly anticipated Blood and Guts match, which was scheduled to take place this week.
After shifting the shows for several upcoming Dynamite episodes, the company has today announced the relocation of four more episodes. The episodes from April 22 to May 13, which were scheduled to take place from Philadelphia, Houston, New Orleans, and Albuquerque, have all found new dates.
It is to be noted that AEW has rescheduled every show so far, instead of canceling it outright. The show from Philly will air from July 29, Houston gets Dynamite on Nov 4, New Orleans will be the host for the Dec 2 episode while Alberqueque will play host to last Dynamite of 2020 on Dec 30th.
The company has issued a statement which states that all the four shows will continue to air on TNT, but with essential personnel only. Starting last week, Dynamite moved to Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida, and will presumably continue to air from the same location in the next few weeks.
AEW’s next PPV, Double or Nothing, set to take place from Las Vegas, also looks to be in jeopardy, with the rise in COVID-19 cases. Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio noted that the Vegas show looks a distant possibility at this point.
“Now it’s like we don’t know if there’s gonna be a show the week after, we don’t know if there’s gonna be a Vegas show.”
It was also noted that the company filed additional content during last week’s taping of Dynamite, and plans to shoot more footage this week. This could be AEW’s way of handling the shows for the coming weeks and use the extra footage for future airings of Dynamite.