There are millions of people around the world who are currently concerned about the coronavirus, and that includes those in WWE. In a little over a month, the biggest wrestling event of the year will take place in Tampa, and it will attract people from around the world. With the deadly virus causing problems worldwide, Stephanie McMahon has addressed the possibility of having to cancel WrestleMania 36.
At the beginning of April, WWE and thousands of fans will be in Tampa for the big event. What would happen if WrestleMania 36 is canceled or postponed due to coronavirus fears?
The coronavirus is a cause of concern around the globe and many are wondering how seriously WWE is looking at it. With April 5 right around the corner, Stephanie McMahon spoke with the Tampa Bay Times about the big event and how they’re going to handle that many people all in one place.
While WrestleMania 36 seems to be the company’s number one priority right now, McMahon states that other things come first.
“The health and safety of not only our fan base, but also our superstars, really does come first. We don’t want to put anyone in a bad situation ever, regardless of the circumstance. Those are not risks worth taking.”
During WrestleMania 36 week, there will be more than 40 community events and charity initiatives put on by WWE and their associates, in addition to four huge wrestling shows and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. It is a big deal for more than just the superstars and fans, and the company is not going to take any chances.
Others in attendance at the luncheon in Tampa included WWE’s executive vice president of special events John Saboor, who said the company is monitoring the situation. When it comes to the coronavirus and other serious situations, WWE is taking all precautions.
Rob Higgins is the executive director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, and he said that all involved are most concerned about safety. With 36 days to go until the big event, Higgins said they are going to stay as prepared as possible for whatever action needs to be taken.
That is when McMahon added, “And if necessary, enact those measures” in regard to possibly cancelling WrestleMania 36.
As of this time, WrestleMania 36, and all the events surrounding it, are going on as scheduled. More than 70,000 fans are expected to be in attendance. Still, Stephanie McMahon knows the dangers and threat of the coronavirus, which means that the company will do what what is necessary for the superstars and the fans.