Postponing it is all but impossible at this point. Because let's be honest - postpone it until when? For how long?
Remember that there's still booking, more shows, etc after Mania.
Trump said in today's press conference that the current recommended climate (self quarantine if you're sick, don't congregate in groups of 10 or more, school from home if at all possible, don't eat in bars, restaurants, or food courts, etc) could last through July or August before covid gets under control.
This means Mania could be postponed until July or August or even later.
Now you're into (and past) SummerSlam territory...do you postpone that, too?
And as long as we're thinking in the medium-to-long term, Survivor Series isn't too far after that.
This isn't about the "best" decision at this point - it's about how to best mitigate losses and make the least worst decision.
And at the PC or not, given that sports have come to a stand still, and as well as a lot of other new entertainment, too, there's likely some legitimacy that Mania could appear on a major network or ESPN or whatever...which is gonna mean some big (and MUCH needed) $$$.
Well they could just make what would have been SummerSlam into "Mania," but I understand that unless they're gonna cease to run shows (unthinkable for Vince, to be sure, though his hand may be forced when a wrestler eventually gets infected), you can't just pause all the top Mania programs and put the guys other storylines...actually you probably can since Taker, Edge, and Goldberg are once/twice a year performers anyway, haha, and just do Brock-Drew relatively soon, the women's matches, etc.
Seems crazy to pass up the gate revenue bump that would come with the Mania name, as opposed to SummerSlam, but I don't doubt that Vince has ruminated on all this more than me, with more information.
I'm just in shock, boys. The idea of shots of this Mania interspersed with other Manias in a highlight package, or anything else in a given performer's career, is just so bizarre. An apropros snapshot of the time, to be sure, but so bizarre.