WWE Issues Statement On WrestleMania 36, Says Contingency Plans Are Being Put In Place

WrestleMania will move forward as scheduled, but contingency plans are being put in place.

WWE issued the following statement (via CBS Sports) regarding the status of WrestleMania 36:

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"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."

Hillsborough County in Tampa held an emergency policy meeting on Thursday to discuss the possibility of WrestleMania 36 being postponed or canceled in light of the coronavirus. During the meeting, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor stated that the city has a few weeks until WrestleMania and a decision regarding the event doesn't need to be made at this time.

The panel also noted that if WWE does not make a decision, they will re-open the discussion next week in order to reach a conclusion.

WWE confirmed that they would be moving Friday's SmackDown from Detroit to the Performance Center. You can find their statement on the matter by clicking here

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