The COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect the whole world, and the wrestling community is not spared of the unforeseen circumstances the viral disease has brought forward. The United States President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked about closing the border between the two countries, which would go into reinforcement soon enough.
The decision was made earlier this week, and it was believed that the border is closed only for tourists and travelers, and not for trade. This was essentially a decision made to curb the spread of COVID-19 across the two nations.
This ban on travel is going to affect day-to-day business across both the nations, and WWE is sure to be affected by the travel ban between both the countries. With WrestleMania right around the corner, WWE will be importing several stars from across the border, including WWE Champion Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar, who currently resides in Saskatchewan in Canada, is scheduled to face Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania. The Beast Incarnate is believed to make it across the border for WrestleMania, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Lesnar is scheduled to be on RAW this week, to progress his feud against Drew McIntyre. It remains to be seen if the travel ban largely affects the plans for the upcoming shows including the Show of Shows, WrestleMania 36.
The travel ban will most likely affect the mid-carders and low-card individuals at WrestleMania, including superstars like The Singh Brothers. The duo, who are currently a part of 205 Live, are residents of Vancouver, Canada, and worked last week’s episode of 205 Live from the Performance Center.
The duo replied to a tweet that broke the news of the ban and said that getting to work will be harder, which is an indication of them missing the upcoming shows.
It remains to be seen until when the ban stays in effect, and how drastic the effects are for WWE and other such companies who employ individuals from across the northern border.