Winnipeg will have to wait a little longer for the cities first WWE Friday Night Smackdown event in 17 years.

The show originally scheduled for January 21 has been moved to September 30, 2022. All originally purchased tickets will be honoured for the rescheduled date.

“After more than 17 years since it was held at the Winnipeg Arena, Smackdown is coming back,” said Kevin Donnelly, Senior Vice President, Venues + Entertainment at True North Sports + Entertainment. “WWE’s return to Manitoba with its live television broadcast of Friday Night Smackdown is evidence that Manitoba wrestling fans are among the best in the world. This event is sure to attract people from all over to take in this monumental wrestling production, and we couldn’t be more excited. As it turns out, WWE’s RAW was the very last non-hockey event at our downtown arena prior to the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, and it was an incredible success. We are grateful for the confidence WWE has shown in Winnipeg and Manitoba wrestling fans and look forward to being back on wrestling’s world stage.”

Depending on public health requirements at the time of the event, entry may be subject to any COVID-19-related rules and restrictions such as proof of fully vaccinated status.

Tickets start at $20, plus fees and are on sale now at