America is facing new restrictions and it means the door has been closed on WWE WrestleMania 36 in Tampa, Florida.
In an effort to contain the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising against gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks.
This essentially puts a nail in WWE’s plans for WrestleMania at Raymond James Stadium. It’s still possible that Vince McMahon would want the show to continue in a venue like the Performance Center but that seems very unlikely and, at this point, rescheduling the show seems like the best idea.
The agency has warned against large events including “conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies” and organizers are being asked to cancel or postpone events.
As of this writing, WWE has not made an announcement on WrestleMania but the city of Tampa stated a couple of days ago that they were leaving it to WWE to make a decision on what to do with the show. They also said that a meeting would be held later this week if WWE did not pull the plug on the show.