Rumble In Fort Wayne Canceled

Tony Stewart (2) pressures Joe Liguori during the 2019 Rumble in Fort Wayne finale inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. (Blake Harris photo)
The 2020 edition of the Rumble in Fort Wayne has been canceled. (Blake Harris photo)

ROSSBURG, Ohio – Officials from the Rumble in Fort Wayne and the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and Expo Center have jointly announced the cancelation of the 23rd Rumble in Fort Wayne.

The event was scheduled for Dec. 18-19.

The decision comes after Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb retracted the Stage 5 status of the state’s reopening plan. That, combined with new guidelines announced by the Allen County Department of Health, made it impossible for the event to go forward.

“Our top priority is that of the well-being of our participants, staff and event attendees,” said Rumble in Fort Wayne Promoter Larry Boos. “We all share the disappointment of this announcement, particularly at this late moment, but as we have said all along, some things are just beyond our control. Right now our focus needs to be on working together to get this unprecedented virus under control. Truthfully, we would be selfish to think any other way. This year, the actual race is going to be that of a collaborative effort to reach a victory of health and safety for all.

“The entire Rumble staff, as well as the ACWMW team appreciates the support and efforts extended this year under these unusual circumstances and looks forward to seeing the enthusiasm carry over to next year,” Boos said.

Boos has already announced that the 2021 edition of the event will be held on Dec. 17-18, 2021.