Following the cancelation of Wrestlemania 36 in Tampa, the Wrestlecon convention could not move forward as planned.
The Westshore Marriott in Tampa is now demanding over $144k in “damages” due to Wrestlecon cancelling their event.
The following e-mail was shared by Wrestlecon promotors, indicating that the hotel is prepared to host the event, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Thanks for asking Peter. Unfortunately Mania cancelling before the city or state actually puts us in a bad situation with our venues. pic.twitter.com/tm6tb7l75o
— WrestleCon (@wrestlecon) March 16, 2020
Several wrestlers are defending Wrestlecon promoters, including Chris Jericho, and Kevin Owens.
Hey @wrestlecon, no court in the world would force u to pay this bill AND if we go into city wide lockdowns, they won’t have a leg to stand on anyway. In the meantime shame on u @Marriott for taking this stance in such an uncertain time! I have tons of fans who feel the same way. https://t.co/Bvk2vIFkCJ
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) March 17, 2020
— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) March 17, 2020
Hey @Marriott @MarriottBonvoy @MarriottIntl
Ambassador Elite here (see attached account)
How about an explanation as to how you feel “Force Majeure” doesn’t apply to the current pandemic???
Sad to see what you are trying to do to @wrestlecon & @Highspots
Do what’s right guys! pic.twitter.com/Rbp1wY3YTO
— Scott D'Amore (@ScottDAmore) March 17, 2020
We appreciate your help Twitter Army, but keep in mind that the letter was written by the local Tampa Westshore Sales Director, not a national correspondence. I"m guessing once the parent company sees what is happening, they will step in and do the right thing.
— WrestleCon (@wrestlecon) March 17, 2020