We were supposed to get a decision about the status of WrestleMania from officials in Tampa today, but they botched the whole thing and put the onus back on WWE for another week.
WWE has now issued their own statement about what’s going on with WrestleMania 36, courtesy of PWInsider:
“While we remain committed to hosting WrestleMania at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, April 5, we are putting contingency plans in place in the event that it is cancelled by government officials, civil authorities and/or local venues. The health and safety of our fans, performers and employees are our top priorities and we are monitoring the situation closely with our partners and government officials in Tampa Bay.”
In other words, WWE is not going to voluntarily reschedule their biggest event of the year, and will only do so once they are forced to by external authority figures.
I guess those local officials in Tampa will have to reconvene next week and take this decision out of WWE’s hands. Everything else in the country is shutting down, including major sports leagues like the MLB, NBA, NCAA, etc., so there’s no conceivable reason for why WrestleMania would be the exception.