With the current global landscape changing on a daily, if not hourly basis, it appears that WWE may have even further problems where it pertains to WrestleMania 36.
Already, the company has had to move this year’s Showcase of the Immortals from Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium to the empty WWE Performance Center and several other to-be-confirmed locations, and now there is the very real chance that certain superstars’ ‘Mania participation may be hit hard by travel restrictions.
In particular, it’s being speculated that Canada-based talent may not be able to make it to WrestleMania. This comes as US President Donald Trump and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau are implementing plans to completely close the US/Canada border for non-essential travel.
One person who WWE is currently sweating big over is WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. Paul Heyman’s Beast lives in Saskatchewan, Canada, and so he could find himself affected greatly by these impending travel restrictions. Of course, Brock is due to defend his title against Drew McIntyre in just a matter of weeks at the Granddaddy of Them All.
A more solid indicator on Lesnar’s WrestleMania participation should come this Monday. At present, the multiple-time World Champion is scheduled to appear on Monday’s Raw show. If Lesnar is a no-show at that event, then it would seem highly unlikely that he’d be able to make it to WrestleMania 36 – with any current travel restrictions expected to only intensify as the weeks go on.
Already, the Vancouver duo of Samir and Sunil Singh have moved to relay how things could be about to get extremely tricky for any WWE talent living in Canada.
As of this writing, there is zero word on when the US/Canada border will be reopened for non-essential travel – which could cause some major headaches amongst WWE higher-ups.