Scottish wrestling superstar Drew McIntyre faces having his first-ever WrestleMania main event cancelled as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe.

US-based company WWE were scheduled to have their flagship pay-per-view in Tampa, Florida at the beginning of April but face having to scrap the event.

That would mean that despite McIntyre's rise to prominence and his main event slot in WWE's programming following his Royal Rumble victory in January, he could lose out on the biggest match of his career.

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The Scottish brute is scheduled to take on WWE Champion Brock Lesnar at the Show of Shows should it go ahead. Vince McMahon's company recently revealed they were working on contingency plans should they be urged to cancel the show.

It looks likely that something will have to give, considering fans from around the world descend on the host city for WrestleMania every year in their thousands.

This year's Tampa show was due to take place at Ray Jay Stadium which has a capacity of more than 65,000 seats. That does not include the extra tens of thousands of seats WWE often provides.

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WWE's latest statement read: "While we remain committed to hosting WrestleMania at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, April 5, we are putting contingency plans in place in the event that it is cancelled by government officials, civil authorities and/or local venues. 

"The health and safety of our fans, performers and employees are our top priorities and we are monitoring the situation closely with our partners and government officials in Tampa Bay."

Other Scottish grapplers set to miss out on their WrestleMania weekend include Joe Coffey, Noam Dar and Kay Lee Ray.

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