WWE: Pete Dunne on Coronavirus Being a Wrestling Off-Season Trial, MSG Event Update, Updated SD Ratings

Pete Dunne Comments on Coronavirus Pandemic Being a Good Trial for a Wrestling Off-Season

TalkSPORT held a recent interview with Pete Dunne and one of the topics discussed included his thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic being a good trial for a wrestling off-seaosn.

“I think it’s a much-needed break in a way. I think for years and years we talked about maybe, is there a way that wrestling could have a kind-of off-season. I think this is a good trial for that for some of us. To be able to be back in England with my family and being able to train a bit differently to how I would if I was on the road and wrestling all the time. I’m just trying to put a positive spin on something that’s hugely negative [coronavirus/lockdown]. But if I was going to [have an off-season], then spending time with the family, training hard, recouping and then coming back better.”

WWE’s Upcoming MSG Event Postponed Again

As noted before, WWE postponed their March 22nd house show event at Madison Square Garden to June 27th due to the current ban on public events in the state of New York caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Madison Square Garden officials recently announced that WWE’s upcoming event at their venue has been postponed again with no new rescheduled date given.

The WWE live event which was originally scheduled for Sunday, March 22 at Madison Square Garden, and previously rescheduled for Saturday, June 27, has been further postponed. Additional information will be made available in the near future. Original tickets will be honored for the new event date

Updated WWE Friday Night SmackDown Ratings

This past Friday’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown drew a final viewership of 2,005,000 on FOX, according to Showbuzz Daily. This was down compared to the initial overnight number of 2,014,000 viewers on the network.