Various: Vince McMahon’s Initial WrestleMania 36 Backup Plan, NJPW Wrestle Dynasty Update

Vince McMahon’s Initial Backup Pans for WrestleMania 36

Prior to WWE’s announcement of WrestleMania 36 taking place at their Performance Center, Vince McMahon reportedly wanted to still hold the event at the Raymond James Stadium in some capacity, according to Sports Illustrated.

Justin Barrasso reported that Vince McMahon originally did not want WrestleMania 36 to be moved and if necessary, he wanted to hold the event with no fans in attendance at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Barrasso reported that McMahon’s decision to move the event to the Performance Center was due to pressure from Florida state government officials who felt it would have been a very bad look for the state to allow the event to go forward at the stadium despite the on-going coronavirus outbreak.

Barrasso also reported that aesthetic issues with running a major WWE event in a large empty stadium was another reason behind McMahon eventually changing his mind in favor of the Performance Center instead.

NJPW Postpones Ticket Sales for Wrestle Dynasty at MSG

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that they have postponed ticket sales for their upcoming Wrestle Dynasty event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York due to coronavirus-related issues.

The pre-sale for Wrestle Dynasty tickets was announced to have been moved from its original April 8th date to a new scheduled date of May 13th. Tickets for the general public was also announced to have been moved from April 10th to now May 15th as a result.

The event itself is still currently scheduled to take place on August 22nd, which is the same date as NXT’s currently scheduled TakeOver: Boston event in Boston, Massachusetts.

Official press release:

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has elected to postpone the ticket pre-sale and on sale dates for Wrestle Dynasty to Wednesday May 13 and Friday May 15 respectively.

Pre-sale registration for Wrestle Dynasty at Madison Square Garden on August 22 has seen thousands of fans sign up to be part of this historic and unifying event. We’re happy to announce that our pre-sale registration will remain open during the delay, allowing more fans to book their place to MSG.

The thoughts of everyone at New Japan Pro-Wrestling are with all those affected by the continuing global situation. We’re excited for fans to unite through this ground breaking event.


Wednesday April 8 -> Wednesday May 13 10 AM EDT

General ticket sale

Friday April 10 -> Friday May 15 10AM EDT