Rey Mysterio Removed From WrestleMania36 Due To Coronavirus Infection Fears
24 March 2020
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Two WWE Superstars have been removed from the WrestleMania 36 card as they are currently quarantined due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said both Rey Mysterio and Dana Brooke are under quarantine and as such, have been removed from their respective matches. However, it’s unclear if either Superstar has tested positive for coronavirus or if this is merely a precautionary measure.

Mysterio was scheduled to defend the United States Championship against Andrade. “This came out of nowhere,” Meltzer said. “There were a lot of different ideas, multiple different ideas for U.S. Title matches. From last week, the main idea was probably going to be Andrade and Rey. Rey is also in quarantine so he’s off the show. You got to be safe rather than sorry for sure.”

As for Brooke, she was supposed to compete in a Six-Pack Elimination Match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. “Dana Brooke was in the match, she is now out of the match,” Meltzer explained. “She’s in quarantine right now. They don’t want to take any chances. They pulled her from the match because she’s sick. They are concerned, so there you go. She’s in quarantine.”

WrestleMania 36 was originally slated to take place in Tampa Bay on Sunday, April 5. However, coronavirus concerns prompted WWE to change the event to a two-night, closed-door affair.