After weeks of speculation, WWE has announced that WrestleMania 36 at the Raymond James Stadium will not be held as scheduled. Although the event will take place on April 5, WWE has decided to go free to viewers amid the coronavirus virus, just as they did for last week’s SmackDown show. WrestleMania 36 will no longer be in Tampa Bay. However, it will stream live according to the original schedule. The upcoming show will be broadcast live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.
Fox News reported that the WWE announcement came after the Center for Disease Control announced last week that any gathering of 50 or more people should be avoided or canceled for eight weeks. WrestleMania was scheduled to take place at the beginning of 36 at a venue in Tampa, which can seat 65,890 people at a time. While WWE has refused to cancel its shows, all major sports leagues in the United States have suspended their seasons, including MLB, NHL and MLB. Last week, SmackDown broadcast live from an empty stadium in Orlando.
According to a CNN report, COVID-19 has infected more than 182,400 people and killed more than 7,100 people worldwide. In the US, the virus has infected more than 4,400 people and killed about 86 people. While medical professionals are busy finding a cure for the disease, health experts and governments around the world are advising people to stay home and isolate themselves. People are assigned to avoid self-quarantine and social interaction.
Check out the current official card for WrestleMania 36 here:
1. WWE Title Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
2. WWE Universal Title Match: Roman Reigns vs. Goldberg (c)
3. WWE NXT Women’s Title Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley (c)
4. RAW Women’s Title Match: Shayna Baszler vs. Becky Lynch (c)
5. John Cena vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
6. The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles