Despite weeks of speculations, WWE has announced that the widely awaited WrestleMania 36 event will not be held as planned at Raymond James Stadium. The event will still take place on April 5th, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. WWE has agreed to go free as they did with the SmackDown show last week.
WrestleMania 36 will not be held in Tampa Bay anymore. However, according to the original plan, it’ll stream online. The upcoming event will be broadcasted live from the Orlando WWE Training Center.
The statement from WWE comes after last week’s Centers for Disease Control reported that any meeting of 50 or more participants would be avoided or canceled for eight weeks. Initially, WrestleMania 36 was set to take place at a stadium in Tampa which can hold 65,890 people at a time.
While WWE refuses to cancel its shows, all major sports leagues in the USA have suspended their seasons including MLB, NHL and MLB. SmackDown had aired live from an empty stadium in Orlando last week.
According to a survey, COVID-19 has infected more than 182,400 people worldwide and killed more than 7,100. The virus has infected more than 4,400 people in the US and killed about 86 people.