The Coronavirus isn’t going away. Americans have been infected with the disease and more cases in the United States could be coming soon. WWE also has a huge event in Tampa to worry about.
The Tampa Bay Times ran an article where they addressed the growing concerns pertaining to the Coronavirus. WrestleMania 36 is set to take place in Tampa. At this point, WWE is still carrying on with the event.
Stephanie McMahon commented to say that fans’ health comes first. They don’t want to put anyone at risk regardless of the event.
“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.”
WWE’s executive vice president of special events John Saboor said that WWE is always monitoring global events.
“Given the number of live events that (WWE) does, it’s constantly monitoring global events. There are active and ongoing discussions at play internally, like there are in any sector of American business, and certainly families as a whole. So I think those will continue.”
Rob Higgins, executive director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission said that they are currently gathering information on the subject. They want to be as prepared as possible in case they need to “enact measures” to contain the Coronavirus.
NJPW called off a bunch of events. DDT Pro has canceled shows and STARDOM will also be holding events in empty arenas due to the Coronavirus. WWE is keeping an eye on the situation, but WrestleMania is still going on as scheduled.