Amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the WWE
officially announced that WrestleMania 36, which was set to take place at
Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, will now be moved behind closed
doors to the WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the WWE stated: “In
co-ordination with local partners and government officials, WrestleMania
and all related events in Tampa Bay will not take place. However,
WrestleMania will still stream live on Sunday, 5 April on WWE
Network and be available on pay-per-view.”
personnel will be on the closed set at WWE’s training facility in
Orlando, Florida to produce WrestleMania,” it further added.
The original venue for the WrestleMania event was expected to hold a
record stadium audience of 65 000 fans from around the world.
not be the first WWE event to take place behind closed doors.
WWE have also held Raw and SmackDown at the Performance Centre this past
week amid no live audiences.
Among the matches scheduled are: Brock Lesner v Drew McIntyre, Goldberg v Roman Reigns, The Undertaker v AJ Styles, Edge v Randy Orton, Kevin Owens v Seth Rollins, John Cena v 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt and Becky Lynch v Shayna Baszler.