Wrestlemania 36 has been canceled from the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa due to the Coronavirus outbreak across the Florida area. The show will now air on the WWE Network from the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida on the same date bit there won’t be any live attendance except for some essential personnel.
Alongside Wrestlemania, the weekend events like NXT TakeOver Tampa and the Hall of Fame ceremonies have also been postponed.
Now, it looks like the 2020 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony could be pushed back to August. The daughter of 2020 WWE Hall of Famer “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith, Georgia Smith, took to Twitter to inform that she talked with WWE regarding this matter.
The company is delaying the ceremony until a later date this year confirming that the prestigious ceremony is not happening in April.
Georgia then added that WWE could host the 2020 Hall of Fame induction ceremony during SummerSlam Weekend,
“Just a heads up! I have spoken with @WWE and they are postponing the Hall of Fame for a later date, and are hoping to do it for Summerslam (which would be appropriate for my dad) thanks again for all your support! Let’s all stay safe out there [UK flag emoji]”
Just a heads up! I have spoken with @WWE and they are postponing the Hall of Fame for a later date, and are hoping to do it for Summerslam (which would be appropriate for my dad) thanks again for all your support! Let’s all stay safe out there🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/iuXwRWJ4iL
— Georgia Joyce Smith (@georgiasmith87) March 17, 2020
2020 Hall of Fame was originally scheduled for Thursday, April 2 from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. In reverse, the Summerslam weekend is slated to emanate around August fourth week at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
No official announcements have been received from WWE’s part so to confirm the event is getting postponed, for sure. But the Coronavirus may not allow the event to host as there’s no point to host the show in an empty crowd.
WWE currently has British Bulldog, Batista, nWo (Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Sean Waltman), JBL, The Bella Twins, and Jushin Thunder Liger announced for the 2020 Hall of Fame class. The whole ceremony was about to air, live on the WWE Network, like every year.
But current circumstances forced to alter the telecast of WWE programming. The weekly shows of Raw and Smackdown are getting hosted at WWE PC in an empty arena.