Jerry Lawler thinks the show will go on.
Appearing on Cerrito Live, Jerry Lawler was asked about the coronavirus and whether the disease will impact WrestleMania 36.
"I don't think it's going to affect WrestleMania at all. I'm not trying to downplay it but when you listen to what has happened in the past, it's almost like a cycle. These kind of things happen every now and again; there's nothing you can do about it except react to it as best we can. I remember all these kinds of influenza and viruses that we've had. Just the regular flu comes around every year and kills a bunch of people. You can get vaccinated and do you what you can; everyone tries to be as healthy as possible. It's just a fact of life. Remember there was the Bird Flu, the Hong Kong Flu, Swine Flu, SARS. All of these things happen every few years and this is another one of those things that we'll get through. That's the way life is."
He finished by saying, "WrestleMania could go on and it could be a total pay-per-view [empty arena] if worst came to worst."
The Mayor of Tampa and officials are scheduled to meet on Thursday to discuss the possibility of canceling major events in the city. WrestleMania is scheduled for Apr. 5 in Tampa and WWE has a week's worth events scheduled in the city.
Thus far, major conventions and festivals such as SXSW, Coachella, and E3 have been postponed or canceled.
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