In a report on the news that Roman Reigns asked out of his scheduled WrestleMania 36 match, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer says more changes are coming to the card for that show.
“The WrestleMania card has also changed. Names are being kept confidential because so few know, but it’s been confirmed that multiple people on the card either said they were sick, which meant instantly being pulled off all shows this week, there were others who did not feel sick but had fevers above 100.4, which was the WWE’s cut-off point of not allowing people to work, and others who, on their own, said they didn’t feel comfortable flying in. Both AEW and WWE had told people that if they don’t want to come, they don’t have to come and that the decisions made now won’t be held against them when it comes to future booking.”
This scenario, and Orange County’s stay-at-home order, are why WWE was racing to film as much as they could, as quickly as they could once the coronavirus pandemic led to the shutdown of sports and entertainment productions worldwide.
As many have pointed out, the downside to the company’s strategy was risk to wrestlers and production staff who had travel to Florida, commute to the Performance Center in Orlando, and work in close proximity with one another.
There were conflicting reports today about whether or not the PC was even still open.
We’ll see how this plays out from here, and hope for a healthy outcome for everyone in the WWE family no matter what happens to WrestleMania.