The trend of WWE canceling live events has continued.
WWE has canceled all three SmackDown house shows that were scheduled to take place this weekend. This includes Saturday's show in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Sunday's show at Davis S. Palmer Arena in Danville, IL, and Monday’s event in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Thus, all events featuring the SmackDown roster are no longer scheduled to take place. The crew on the blue brand will return to action next Tuesday for an episode of SmackDown Live in Detroit.
WWE provided the reason for the cancellation of the Danville show is "a scheduling conflict.” This is the exact same excuse that was given for the other cancellations. It’s been well documented that house show attendance is down for the company. WWE canceling live events on Monday’s have been going on since the company introduced the Wild Card rule in May.
Here is the full announcement for Sunday's cancellation:
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STAMFORD, Conn., July 31, 2019 – The WWE (NYSE: WWE) SmackDown live event scheduled for Sunday, August 4TH at Davis S. Palmer Arena in Danville, IL has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.
All fans who purchased tickets for the Danville, IL live event should go to their point of purchase for refunds.