Could Wrestlemania be next?
The March 13 episode of SmackDown has actually been moved from Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan to the WWE Performance Center, according to a WWE declaration launched today (via ProWrestlingSheet).
The declaration keeps in mind that SmackDown “will air live as regularly scheduled and emanate from WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida with only essential personnel in attendance.”
This relocation comes in the middle of a wave of cancellations and posts ponement throughout the sports world in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.
In the past 24 hours, the NBA, NHL and MLS seasons have actually all been suspended, MLB’s has actually been postponed, and the NCAA’s winter season and spring champions, consisting of March Insanity, have actually been cancelled, to name a few occasions that have actually been impacted.
In the wrestling world, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced on Tuesday that all occasions up until March 21 were cancelled, while Ring of Honor announced today that its 2 shows in Vegas this weekend were similarly no longer occurring. Next week’s episode of AEW Dynamite was set to air from Rochester, New York City, however the event has actually now been postponed to July 8.
One event that has actually not yet been cancelled, moved or delayed to just permitting necessary personnel: WWE’s marquee event, Wrestlemania.
There have actually been active conversations within the city about whether the event need to go on, consisting of a meeting by a panel of Hillsborough County authorities today.
The panel concluded to wait a week to see how WWE reacts, prior to assembling once again and making a final decision on whether Wrestlemania moves forward or not.
Reports surfaced on some wrestling news websites Wednesday afternoon that WWE was moving SmackDown from Detroit to the Performance Center.
At the time, nevertheless, a WWE statement said that the event would go on as prepared, however they had “contingency plans in place in the event that upcoming WWE shows are cancelled by government officials, civil authorities and/or local venues.”
If SmackDown had actually continued as prepared, it would have done so in infraction of the Michigan Department of Health and Person Providers‘ recommendation to “cancel or postpone large gatherings, conferences, and sporting events (e.g., greater than 100 people in a shared space).”
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