4:02 PM PT -- WrestleMania 36 WILL happen on April 5 -- but without fans.
"In coordination with local partners and government officials, WrestleMania and all related events in Tampa Bay will not take place," a spokesperson tells us.
"However, WrestleMania will still stream live on Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view."
"Only essential personnel will be on the closed set at WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida to produce WrestleMania."
WrestleMania 36 has NOT been canceled -- at least not yet -- this according to our WWE sources.
There has been a ton of pressure on WWE to call off the April 5 event at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida due to the coronavirus pandemic ... since it's expected to attract more than 70,000 people!
Despite calls to postpone from local officials, WWE has not pulled the plug -- and fans around the world are wondering what Vince McMahon will do.
But, one high placed WWE source tells us there's still a chance Mania will happen in some capacity. We're told the situation is fluid. Nothing is set in stone just yet. However, one of the options on the table is a no-fan event (like UFC) but WWE will still broadcast the event live.
Of course, Mania is the biggest and most important event in pro wrestling -- the WWE calls it their Super Bowl.
But, with so many sports and entertainment companies shutting down as part of the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all eyes are on WrestleMania ... which is now less than 3 weeks away.