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WWE Confirms WrestleMania 36 Will Not Be Held In Tampa Bay Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

WWE Confirms WrestleMania 36 Will Not Be Held In Tampa Bay Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

WWE today announced that the highly-anticipated WrestleMania 36 will not take place in Tampa, Florida, and will instead be held behind closed doors.

The wrestling promotion has recently been holding its weekly televised shows at the WWE Performance Center amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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And WWE's biggest pay-per-view of the year was scheduled to take place at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on 5th April.

However, the company has now dropped an official statement that confirms WrestleMania will be hosted at the Performance Center in Orlando instead.

"In coordination with local partners and government officials, WrestleMania and all related events in Tampa Bay will not take place," WWE said.

"However, WrestleMania will still stream live on Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view.

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"Only essential personnel will be on the closed set at WWE's training facility in Orlando, Florida to produce WrestleMania."

WWE has already confirmed five matches for the WrestleMania card, which includes Drew McIntyre taking on Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship.

McIntyre, 34, punched his ticket to the Grandest Stage of Them All by winning the Royal Rumble match back in January.

And Charlotte Flair, who won the women's Royal Rumble match, is scheduled to face Rhea Ripley for the NXT Women's Championship.

Becky Lynch and Shayna Baszler will battle it out for the Raw Women's Championship, while Goldberg and Roman Reigns will clash for the Universal Championship.

WWE legend John Cena will also make his sensational in-ring return when he clashes with 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt.

WWE superstars will head to the Performance Center tonight for Monday Night Raw, which features the stunning return of Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Featured Image Credit: WWE

Topics: WrestleMania 36, WWE News, WWE

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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