WWE has released an official statement regarding the recent coronavirus outbreak.
The company has no current plans to postpone or cancel any up-coming events, including Wrestlemania 36 in Tampa, FL.
The following statement was issued to ABC Tampa.
“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. We remain committed to hosting WrestleMania at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, April 5, and like other entertainment properties in the U.S., there are currently no plans to cancel or postpone our upcoming events.”
According to PWInsider, WWE held a talent meeting ahead of Monday Night RAW in Brooklyn to share the latest information on the coronavirus outbreak. Talent were advised on how to protect themselves while traveling.
Several Japanese promotions, including New Japan Pro-Wrestling have cancelled events due to the outbreak.
“The health and safety of not only our fan base, but also our superstars, really does come first,” Stephanie McMahon stated. “We don’t want to put anyone in a bad situation ever, regardless of the circumstance. Those are not risks worth taking.”
The virus does have confirmed cases in Tampa Bay, the site of Wrestlemania 36.