Local officials in Tampa held a meeting today to discuss the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. WrestleMania 36 is scheduled to take place in Tampa on Apr. 5, and it was expected that a decision would be made today regarding its fate.
But now it doesn’t look like a decision will be made until next week. Here is how Hillsborough Commissioner Les Miller addressed the situation, courtesy of the transcript at WrestlingInc:
“Right now WrestleMania is out about three weeks. We came to the conclusion that at this point, we don’t want to pull that plug. However we wanted to give it at least a week to see what was going to happen, if WWE was going to do anything at all. If they don’t, at that point, I will suggest that we do come together for an emergency meeting to discuss what we do at that particular point in time.”
The gist of the non-decision is that WrestleMania 36 is not happening over the next week, so it’s not urgent to make a decision right now. If WWE doesn’t act on its own over the next week to address the status of WrestleMania 36, then local officials in Tampa will reconvene and assert their authority on the matter.