Revealed: Reason Why WWE Is Hosting Wrestlemania 36 Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
A lot of speculations were ongoing regarding WWE possibly re-scheduling WrestleMania 36 for later in the year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all of the other sports and entertainment outlets have stopped producing new content except for the biggest pro-wrestling promotion of the world.
But WWE rather announced that WrestleMania is “Too Big For One Night!” and decided to broadcast it across two separate nights.
The airing will be seen on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 on the WWE Network and pay-per-view. WWE already conducted the taping the show this past week from closed-set locations without any audience resulting in the first-ever WrestleMania which won’t be seen in a live format.
Now that’s something that the fans won’t like much. WWE officials were also not willing to host WrestleMania in such a way where the fans can’t get involved.
But it was none other than The Boss who took the final call. PWInsider.com reported that of the many people who they spoke to, from wrestlers to behind-the-scenes workers, the only person who felt the company should go forward with WrestleMania 36 in the already slated date, was Vince.
The WWE Chairman & CEO is said to be the only person who wanted WrestleMania to happen in early April and thus the decision was made to tape things earlier as a shutdown mandate was released in the state of Florida in due course.
Here’s more on the taping of WrestleMania that was carried out at the Performance Center,
“Vince reportedly oversaw all of the recent WWE TV tapings from the Performance Center, and the majority of the WrestleMania 36 tapings, if not all of them. There had been some speculation on Vince possibly sitting the tapings out due to his age putting him at risk with the coronavirus, but that didn’t happen.” (courtesy wrestlingINC.com)
To ensure that these filmings get undergone with proper guidelines, the company had to ensure that the staff and superstars had to be medically cleared as the Coronavirus pandemic broke out.
A statement was released to Sports Illustrated which revealed that all staff members required to participate in medical screenings prior to entering the Performance Center. Also, protocols based on guidelines set by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were maintained to minimize risk measures.
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