WWE has no plans to cancel or postpone tonight’s (November 22) Survivor Series event despite reports of terrorist threats.
In a joint statement with the Philips Arena (where the event is to take place), WWE said that federal, state and local law enforcement agencies confirmed that there was “no specific or credible information” involving a threat against the event.
“However, WWE and Philips Arena have coordinated with the appropriate agencies and law enforcement, and significantly increased security measures to ensure the safety of all those in attendance, which is our highest priority,” the statement released to CBS Sports continued.
“Doors will open at 6pm to help fans avoid any delays in entering the arena due to the additional precautionary security procedures put in place. Fans are encouraged to take public transportation (MARTA) to the event and are advised that bags will not be permitted in the arena.”
In a separate statement released to NBC News, the FBI expanded on the reported threat whichhacktivist group Anonymous had claimed to have heard about.
“While we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific or credible information of an attack at this time. We have, however, made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law enforcement and private sector partners to keep our community safe.”
At the event, there will be a World Heavyweight Championship tournament held as a result ofSeth Rollins’s serious injury.