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WWE Extends ‘WrestleMania’ Event to Two Days

The WWE said Wednesday it will add a second day to its April WrestleMania 36 event, which will take place in Orlando without an audience.

The event, which earlier this week was moved to the WWE’s Orlando practice facility from Tampa Bay due to coronavirus fears, will stream on the WWE Network April 4 and April 5, said the company.

The event, which will be hosted by former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, will also be distributed via PPV. WrestleMania will take place without an audience, said company officials.

The WWE is also originating its Monday Night Raw and SmackDown live telecasts from its Orlando facility. 

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.