ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that President Donald Trump is scheduled to be on a phone call with all major sports league officials today at noon eastern, according to the White House.
The people scheduled to be on the call with Trump include Adam Silver (NBA), Cathy Englebert (WNBA), Rob Manfred (MLB), Roger Goodell (NFL), Gary Bettman (NHL), Jay Monahan (PGA Tour), Dana White (UFC), John Middlebrook or Jim France (NASCAR) and Don Gaber (MLS).
It is interesting to note that Vince McMahon will also be on the call. All major sporting events are on hold until the coronavirus outbreak can be contained. As a result, they are all taking a financial hit. I would imagine that this will be discussed on the call along with some scenarios pitched to get the sports leagues running again with fans.
WWE has content taped until this Monday night but there is a stay-at-home order in Orlando that could be extended later this week. If that happens, it will be extremely difficult for WWE to tape another set of shows.
Scheduled participants on call with Trump:
NBA – Adam Silver
WNBA – Cathy Engelbert
MLB – Rob Manfred
NFL – Roger Goodell
NHL – Gary Bettman
PGA Tour – Jay Monahan
UFC – Dana White
WWE – Vince McMahon
NASCAR – John Middlebrook or Jim France.
MLS – Don Garber.
Notice: No NCAA. https://t.co/ZqKhN6sdGO
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2020