WWE confirm WrestleMania 36 will take place in front of NO fans

WrestleMania 36 is set to go ahead - with none of the WWE Universe attending

WWE's flagship show - WrestleMania - has been in serious doubt since COVID-19 has become a global pandemic.

And now it's official, the show will go ahead on April 5 - but there's a twist.

Tampa Bay's Raymond James Stadium was set to host the grand spectacle, with over 70,000 fans attending.

But in a major turn of events, it will be the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, which will take on the responsibility of hosting it, and it's going ahead with not a single spectator in the audience, just like they're doing with Raw and SmackDown.

An official WWE statement reads:  “In coordination with local partners and government officials, WrestleMania and all related events in Tampa Bay will not take place. However, WrestleMania will still stream live on Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view.

"Only essential personnel will be on the closed set at WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida to produce WrestleMania.”

WWE Performance Center will host WrestleMania 36

Many fans wanted the show to be put on hold until the coronavirus crisis became controlled.

But Vince McMahon clearly didn't see it that way, and it's bound to cause some upset and unrest.

Let's face it - the show will now not feel as big, and the WWE Universe makes WrestleMania as special as it is.

Backlash may cause WWE to change their mind, but that seems unlikely, so we can officially say that the show MUST go on on April 5 - just no fan will be there to witness it!

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