It’s a pretty important deal. If you have been watching the news as of late, you have probably heard about the situation with the Coronoavirus. The disease is spreading around the world and is slowly spreading into America as well. This has taken a toll on sports around the world and that includes wrestling, mainly in Japan. However, with WrestleMania right around the corner, WWE has to consider the possible impact of the disease, which is what they are doing.
WrestleMania 36 takes place in Tampa, Florida in less than five weeks, meaning the show is already far beyond the planning stage. Last week, news broke of cases of Coronavirus being confirmed in Tampa. WWE has said that they are monitoring the situation, but things could still change in the next month. So what is WWE saying in private and what is WWE saying in public?
WWE has released a statement to ESPN, saying that they will be continuing to move forward with WrestleMania as planned and there are currently no plans for changes to the regular schedule. At the same time, according to PW Insider Elite Audio, there was a meeting held before this week’s Monday Night Raw about the virus. However, the majority of the meeting was on the talent keeping themselves safe from it, with people at the meeting saying that they didn’t get much out of it.
WrestleMania is going to be a big deal. Check out some of the things on tap:
Opinion: What else can WWE really do at the moment? WrestleMania isn’t exactly something that can be rescheduled or scrapped altogether so this might be their only option unless things get bad in a hurry. I really can’t imagine WWE doing something drastic and at the moment, Tampa is not exactly an epidemic with the disease. Things may change, but for now everything seems mostly acceptable.
How do you see this playing out? Could WWE actually cancel WrestleMania? Let us know in the comments below.
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