Rob Gronkowski to Host Two-Night WrestleMania Event

By WEEI 93.7

WrestleMania will still go on despite the coronavirus pandemic and Rob Gronkowski announced on Wednesday he will host the two-night event.

The event will take place on April 4 and 5 and was moved from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. A WWE spokesperson said on Wednesday the event will also take place at multiple other locations.

While much of the sports and entertainment world has shut down due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, WWE has continued to air its shows, which have been performed on a closed set at the WWE Performance Center.

WrestleMania, the WWE's biggest event of the year, was originally scheduled as a one-night spectacle on Sunday, April 5 with an expected attendance of 70,000 people. Instead, the event will have "only essential personnel."

Gronkowski, who retired from the New England Patriots and the NFL last year, was reportedly close to finalizing a contract with the WWE and appeared in a promo for this week's "Friday Night Smackdown."

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