4:02 PM PT — WrestleMania 36 WILL happen on April 5 — but without fans.
“In coordination with local partners and government officials, WrestleMania and all related events in Tampa Bay will not take place,” a spokesperson tells us.
“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.”
WrestleMania 36 has NOT been canceled — at least not yet — this according to our WWE sources.
There has been a ton of pressure on WWE to call off the April 5 event at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida due to the coronavirus pandemic … since it’s expected to attract more than 70,000 people!
Despite calls to postpone from local officials, WWE has not pulled the plug — and fans around the world are wondering what Vince McMahon will do.
But, one high placed WWE source tells us there’s still a chance Mania will happen in some capacity. We’re told the situation is fluid. Nothing is set in stone just yet. However, one of the options on the table is a no-fan event (like UFC) but WWE will still broadcast the event live.
Of course, Mania is the biggest and most important event in pro wrestling — the WWE calls it their Super Bowl.
But, with so many sports and entertainment companies shutting down as part of the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all eyes are on WrestleMania … which is now less than 3 weeks away.