WWE are prepared to cancel WrestleMania 36 if necessary as Stephanie McMahon insists safety is priority amid coronavirus fears.

The Grandest Stage of Them All is due to take place on April 5 at at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

WWE are prepared to cancel WrestleMania 36 as Stephanie McMahon insists safety is priority amid coronavirus fears

Fans from across the world will flock to Florida for Mania’ week which will cause safety fears after the deadly outbreak of coronavirus.

So far, more than 80,000 people in almost 50 countries have been infected with coronavirus – with around 2,800 killed.

And according to NBC News, there have been at least 60 confirmed cases of the bug in the US.

WWE brand officer McMahon told Tampa Bay Times they will take the highest safety procedures to protect fans and athletes.

She said: “The health and safety of not only our fan base, but also our superstars, really does come first.

“We don’t want to put anyone in a bad situation ever, regardless of the circumstance. Those are not risks worth taking.”

WWE’s executive vice president of special events John Saboor, added “Given the number of live events that (WWE) does, it’s constantly monitoring global events.

“There are active and ongoing discussions at play internally, like there are in any sector of American business, and certainly families as a whole. So I think those will continue.”

Ring legend Undertaker is expected to face AJ Styles at Mania having made a shock return in Saudi Arabia at Super Showdown.

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Formula One races, including Grands Prix in Australia, Vietnam, Bahrain and China, are already at risk.

Even the Olympic Games – set to be held in Tokyo, Japan, this summer – could be cancelled due to the deadly illness.

This summer’s Euro 2020 tournament, hosted across the entire continent, is also in jeopardy.

And Fifa President Gianni Infantino says the world governing body could step in to cancel next month’s England international friendlies because of the coronavirus.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have banned journalists who are suffering from a cough from attending press conferences.

Across North London, Tottenham star Son Heung-min has been forced to self-isolate for two weeks following his return from South Korea.

And at West Ham, David Moyes has banned hand shakes, forcing players to fist-bump and use anti-bacterial hand gel in a bid to stay safe.

Newcastle, too, have today imposed a ban on their own players shaking hands with others in an attempt to prevent any cross contamination within their club.