WWE has released a statement that WrestleMania 36 will not be taking place at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. According to the Tampa Bay commissioner, Les Miller, the city was going to “pull the plug” if Vince McMahon did not make the decision to cancel the event. .
Here is the statement from WWE.com:
“In coordination with local partners and government officials, WrestleMania and all related events in Tampa Bay will not take place. However, WrestleMania will still stream live on Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view. Only essential personnel will be on the closed set at WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida to produce WrestleMania.”
— WWE (@WWE) March 16, 2020
As stated, WrestleMania, and all related events (i.e. Axxess, WWE Hall of Fame, NXT, Raw, and SmackDown) will not be held in Tampa Bay. There has not been an announcement on where these events will be, but the expectation is that somehow the production team will be in full effect having to change the set-ups for each event daily.
According to the schedule, NXT is Wednesday, Hall of Fame is Thursday, SmackDown is Friday, WrestleMania is Sunday, and Raw is on Monday. If all of these events will still happen, it will be a tough schedule for the personnel.
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