The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the arts/entertainment industry, and an Illawarra-based pro-wrestling promotion is no exception.
Rock 'n' Roll Wrestling has been hosting monthly shows at City Diggers, Wollongong.
Promoter/wrestler Luke Potter is also head trainer at the Rock 'n' Roll Wrestling Academy, teaching the craft to aspiring wrestlers.
He said he'd now put both classes and future shows on hold, greatly affecting his income.
"First and foremost is the wellness of our fans," he said.
Potter said it was tough times for the entertainment industry, and the hard-hitting, high-flying world or pro-wrestling is no exception.
Even leading international promotions such as World Wrestling Entertainment and All Elite Wrestling have been forced to host empty arena shows, re-jig planned major events, or postpone them indefinitely.
Potter said performers who he booked on shows, whether they wrestled part-time or full-time, would also miss out on income.
"We're hot, sweaty, throwing each other around... The risk is just too big at the moment.
"And if I was to go wrestle someone that lives in Sydney or the Central Coast, I don't know who they've been in contact with.
"It's crippling... And it seems like it will get worse before it gets better.
"My heart really goes out to the people that really rely on that money.
"The positive thing is that once this all passes, that we've got a great fan-base and they will come back and support us."