Saturday, March 14, 2020

WrestleMania In Further Jeopardy as United States Travel Ban Extends To Ireland and The U.K.

United States Travel Ban Extends To Ireland and The U.K.
While the likelihood of WrestleMania 36 taking place on April 5 is dwindling by the day, it was announced today by the U.S. Government that the UK and Ireland have been added to the travel ban list.

The new travel restrictions (beginning midnight ET on Monday) means that WWE fans from over 28 different countries would not be able to attend WrestleMania 36 even if the show were to continue as scheduled.

As noted, Tampa officials have said they are likely going to "pull the plug" on the event, if WWE doesn't do so first.

WWE confirmed they have a contingency plan in place if the show does get cancelled.

"While we remain committed to hosting WrestleMania at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, April 5, we are putting contingency plans in place in the event that it is cancelled by government officials, civil authorities and/or local venues. The health and safety of our fans, performers and employees are our top priorities and we are monitoring the situation closely with our partners and government officials in Tampa Bay," WWE's statement reads.