The WWE while closely monitoring the global Coronavirus outbreak is considering to go ahead with its biggest show – WrestleMania 36. The event slated for April 5, Sunday, at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is under threat after various sports events are being cancelled worldwide to check the menace of the incurable Covid-19 virus.
Despite two positive Coronavirus cases reported in the WrestleMania 36 host city Tampa Bay, the WWE has not given up on its plans for the big ticket show which still has one month to go. The company in a written statement to CBS Sports has reiterated its commitment to host the WrestleMania 36 as per April 5 schedule.
“We remain committed to hosting WrestleMania at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, April 5, and like other entertainment properties in the U.S., there are currently no plans to cancel or postpone our upcoming events,” WWE has revealed in a written statement.
“The health and safety of our fans, performers and employees are our top priorities and we are monitoring the situation closely with our partners and government officials in Tampa Bay.” the statement read.
WWE as of now is also not considering to alter the other events in run up to the WrestleMania. In the other marquee matches on the card, Brock Lesnar will put the WWE championship on the line against Drew McIntyre, newly-crowned universal champion Goldberg will defend the title against Roman Reigns and Tampa resident John Cena returns to the ring to take on “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt.
Irrespective of the WWE commitment, it might not be easy for the company to go ahead with the April 5 event even if no more cases are reported in Tampa Bay. Thousands of fans from more than 70 countries congregate for the biggest event on the WWE calendar.
More than 95,000 positive cases and over 3,250 deaths have been confirmed due to the deadly Covid-19 (Coronavirus), which has spread to more than 60 countries.