WWE Event Nixed Due To Boxing Death Fallout


WWE was set to make their debut at the new Rogers Place arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on February 9th, 2018 but the show has been canceled due to new city council regulations that ban all forms of combat sports following the death of a boxer in June.

The Edmonton City Council announced this week that there is a 1 year moratorium on new permits or licenses for any combat sports, which includes WWE. This comes after boxer Tim Hague died after an event in June. The council is currently waiting on a report on Hague’s death and new recommendations could lead to the ban being lifted at any time. The Rogers Place arena issued the following statement on the WWE show being nixed:

“Following new guidelines established by Edmonton’s city council, WWE’s event on Friday, February 9 at Rogers Place has been postponed. The WWE is working closely with the local Commission, and hope to return with their sports entertainment events to Edmonton in the near future.”

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