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Entry from March 31, 2020
“Because of the cancellation of all sports events ESPN will be covering live toilet paper wrestling”

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic resulting in the cancellation of major professional sporting events. The ESPN sports network didn’t have much to broadcast.

People fought in stores (such as Walmart) to buy toilet paper, creating a new sport. “Since no sports are being played over the weekend due to the coronavirus outbreak, @espn has announced that it will begin showing ‘#Walmart full contact toilet paper Wrestling”’ sponsored by #Charmin and Exlax” was posted on Twitter by Mark Nelms on March 13, 2020.

“Because of the cancellation of all sports events ESPN will be covering live toilet paper wrestling in the aisles at Walmart” was posted on Facebook by Bill Grant on March 14, 2020.


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Twitter
Mark Nelms
@TheRealMrNelms
Since no sports are being played over the weekend due to the coronavirus outbreak, @espn has announced that it will begin showing “#Walmart full contact toilet paper Wrestling”, sponsored by #Charmin and Exlax
1:07 PM · Mar 13, 2020·Twitter for Android

Facebook
Bill Grant
March 14, 2020 at 10:53 AM
Because of the cancellation of all sports events ESPN will be covering live toilet paper wrestling in the aisles at Walmart.

Twitter
gramophoneman
@gramophoneman
Because of the cancellation of all sports events ESPN will be covering live toilet paper wrestling in the aisles at Walmart.
1:48 PM · Mar 17, 2020·Twitter Web App

Facebook
Rich O’Brien
· March 20, 2020 ·
Toilet paper wrestling has quickly become the most popular reality show too.
Because of the cancellation of all sports events ESPN will be covering live toilet paper wrestling in the aisles at Walmart.

Twitter
David B
@supedave70360
BECAUSE OF THE CANCELLATION OF ALL SPORTS EVENTS ,
ESPN WILL BE COVERING “ LIVE “ WRESTLING IN THE TOILET PAPER ISLE AT WALMART ...........smile
9:37 AM · Mar 23, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Rich Ring
@techring
Because all sporting events have been canceled, ESPN will now live stream toilet paper wrestling at Walmart!
4:16 PM · Mar 24, 2020·TW Blue

Twitter
Johnhklems2024
@johnhklems2024
toilet paper wrestling is now on ESPN
3:10 PM · Mar 29, 2020·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 • Permalink