Hillsborough County Commissioner On WrestleMania 36 Status: "If WWE & Vince McMahon Don't Pull The Plug, We Will"

WWE |By Matt Boone |Sat, March 14, 2020 - 1:11PM EDT
Coronavirus Pandemic Knocks WrestleMania 36 Out Of Raymond James Stadium In Tampa, FL.

It looks like "The Grandest Stage of Them All" is going to have to be held at a different venue next month, as WrestleMania 36 emanating from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on April 5th as advertised is no longer looking like a viable option for Vince McMahon and WWE following the latest comments from the Hillsborough County Commissioner.

The news station Fox 13 Tampa recently posted an article about the status of WrestleMania 36 in the city being totally up in the air due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and based on quotes from both the County Commissioner Les Miller and County Sheriff Chad Chronister, it appears very likely that WrestleMania will not be going on as planned on April 5, at least not in Tampa, Florida.

"I’m hoping that Vince McMahon and WrestleMania and WWE make the call themselves but a week from now, if they've not done that and we’re still in the situation we're in, we'll probably have to pull the plug on that," said Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller.

Chad Chronister, the Hillsborough County Sheriff, added, "I commend every sports franchise for erring on the side of caution."

He continued, "I hope the WWE follows suit. I don’t ever want to see people put profit over public safety."

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