There are lots of things to worry about as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic. For folks on all sides of the wrestling business, one of those things is “what’s happening with WrestleMania?”
It’s the biggest event on the calendar, with hundreds of wrestlers & promoters and thousands of fans trying to figure out what they’re going to do on and around April 5, the date WWE’s biggest show is still scheduled to happen at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. But as government and public health officials repeatedly signaling that mass gatherings should be suspended to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 transmission, it seems like only a matter of time before plans change for this year’s Showcase of the Immortals.
WWE says they’ve got contingency plans in the event they’re told the show can’t go on. But it doesn’t sound like they’re sharing those plans with the talent. At least based on this answer Seth Rollins gave in an Instagram Q & A on Saturday:
“WrestleMania – I don’t know. Don’t ask me questions, I don’t know! I am not in charge of that. I go where they tell me. This Monday, I’ll be in Orlando at the PC, doing Raw in front of nobody just like SmackDown was on Friday. Probably just how NXT will be on Wednesday, all right? About WrestleMania, nobody knows. It’s all up in the air. So just wait for further announcements from WWE social pages or whatever.
Sounds like Seth is in the same boat as the rest of us - waiting for Hillsborough County to “pull the plug” later this week.