The Coronavirus (or Covid-19) has passed into the epidemic stage. In fact, around fifty countries are concerned and certain sporting or cultural events have been canceled. The world of wrestling was also affected since the NJPW was forced to cancel many shows.
For the moment, WWE seems to be spared from this very worrying virus, but the American league may have to change its planning in the coming weeks.
Recently, Stephanie McMahon was interviewed by the TampaBay website on which she was promoting WrestleMania 36. She was also questioned to find out if WWE is ready to deal with the Coronavirus. Here is her answer:
“The health and safety of not only our fan base, but also our superstars, really does come first,” Stephanie McMahon said. “We don’t want to put anyone in a bad situation ever, regardless of the circumstance. Those are not risks worth taking.”
A fairly elusive statement that absolutely does not indicate what steps WWE could take to protect its talents and its community.
Finally, WWE Vice President of Special Events, John Sabroor, clarified that there are currently internal discussions to keep everyone safe during live events. Anyway, WWE has no plans to change its schedule yet.