With four Smackdown stars set for Monday’s Raw show in Albany, New York per the Wildcard Rule, WWE has decided to cancel the Smackdown’s Live Event on Monday night, freeing some of the blue brand’s top stars to appear on the show.
Smackdown’s live event was set to take place in Lowell, Massachusetts at the Tsongas Center, but the venue has issued the following statement regarding Monday’s now cancelled show:
WWE LIVE AT THE TSONGAS CENTER CANCELLED
The WWE Live event scheduled for Monday, May 20th at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.
Any tickets purchased via credit card will be automatically refunded. Please allow 5-7 business days for the transaction to take place. Tickets that were purchased with cash at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell Box Office must be returned to the point of purchase in order to be refunded.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
This was actually a potential issue highlighted by reports after the Wildcard Rule was announced, with WWE potentially losing a lot of money if they continue to cancel Smackdown live events on Monday nights. This also certainly won’t help WWE’s credibility, with the show being cancelled just 72 hours before it was due to commence.