CoronaMania has been running wild and looks almost certain to postpone WrestleMania, just as it has wreaked havoc on everyday life for citizens throughout much of the world. It is a serious situation that justifies pretty much whatever steps must be taken to save lives. However, pro wrestling’s top two promotions in the United States, WWE and AEW seem determined to offer television programming, albeit with major adjustments, to meet their contractual commitments and provide shows their lucrative contracts demand with new content that a soon to be sports-starved public will be able to view. Actually being the lone sport (pseudo) performing (even in front of an empty arena) live events might help the ratings, at least in the early going, as there will be a curiosity factor for non-wrestling fans who don’t have any other live sports to check out.
While all of the major league sports have announced the suspension of play and theme parks and schools are closing for a while, there has yet to be a definitive announcement about the status of WrestleMania 36 in Tampa for the not so far off date of April 5th, but that is likely to change this week as even the XFL has canceled its 2020 reboot campaign in the face of the caution mentality that justifiably exists at this point.