WWE issued a statement Monday night indicating that “WrestleMania 36” won’t take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
WWE originally stated that the event will be held at WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando, Fla., with “only essential personnel” being allowed on the closed set, similar to the “RAW” and “Friday Night SmackDown” programs since Friday.
But TheWrap reported, according to a WWE spokesperson, that the event will now take place at “multiple locations,” and all locations will be closed sets.
The now two-day event will stream live on at 6 p.m. April 4 and 6 p.m. April 5 on the WWE Network and pay-per-view outlets.
It was also announced that three-time Super Bowl champion and FOX NFL analyst Rob Gronkowski will be the host of the event.
A week before WrestleMania, a Road to WrestleMania tour event was scheduled to take place at Garrett Coliseum on March 29.
Despite local ads concerning the event still airing, on Friday, the city of Montgomery canceled all city-sponsored events due to the pandemic, and Ticketmaster.com indicated that the event has been canceled.
A statement on Ticketmaster website says, “This event has been canceled. Refunds at Point of Purchase only. Internet & Phone orders will automatically be canceled & refunded.”
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