The GCW Collective issued the following press release last night announcing that they have pulled the plug on their WrestleMania week events due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Collective had been waiting on WWE to make their WrestleMania call and see whether it would make sense to continue running shows, a decision WWE ultimateldy decided yesterday. GCW does state that these events will still take place at another date(s), but are offering fans refunds in the mean time.
We have long dreaded this announcement but also known it was inevitable, just not in this form.
The 2020 Collective is officially *Postponed*. These events will be rescheduled together on a Date(s) TBD as soon as possible.
Today's developments signal an equally devastating blow for our organization, our performers, our partners, and also our fans. It presents significant challenges to both our immediate and long term futures, but with it brings hope in the face of the overwhelming support we have received from the wrestling community. We are presented with an opportunity to make history on the other side of this crushing global pandemic.
To those wishing to push forward with us:
*ALL* ticket purchases, both individual event and packages, will be carried over and honored on the rescheduled date(s). Other special benefits will be added along the way.
We are not asking to keep your money for nothing. We are asking you to invest in the future of Independent wrestling. We are asking you to believe in us, THe Collective: GCW and all of it's amazing partners as we endeavor to finish what we started.
ANYONE who is unable to wait, facing financial hardship or otherwise needs or wants a refund WILL be accommodated. This covers both individual event and package purchases. Please allow us 24 hours to determine the most efficient way to process refunds. We will post that method on all our social media platforms as soon as it becomes available. The option for refunds is open indefinitely and you do not need to decide right now.
The Collective and all its partners are determined to see this through to the finish line. "When" The Collective happens, it will be authentic and true, and take place in front of real fans. You will get everything you expect from The Collective, from the heart, because that's what you deserve. Thank you for believing in us, because we believe in you, and we believe in INDEPENDENT wrestling.
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— TheCollective2020 (@collective2020) March 17, 2020