WrestleMania is still going to happen, but it’ll be weird
Vince McMahon in 2009
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We lately obtained our first have a look at the utterly weird expertise of the WWE placing on a present with out an viewers, as Friday’s episode of Smackdown was carried out away from the general public out of concern for spreading the coronavirus. It was very bizarre, but it surely appears prefer it would possibly’ve been a bizarre trial run for one thing even weirder that’s coming in April: WrestleMania 36. In a growth that’s solely shocking due to how unsurprising it’s, the WWE has confirmed that WrestleMania might be held as deliberate on April 5, but it surely is not going to be taking place in Tampa Bay. As an alternative, it will likely be on the WWE coaching facility in Orlando, Florida on a “closet set” with “solely important personnel.” That comes from the group’s official web site, which posted a very brief statement about working with “native companions and authorities officers” to ensure the present nonetheless occurs.
Now, we are saying this with out intending to evaluate the WWE or the content material it produces, however actual sports activities have suspended their seasons. March Insanity obtained canceled. Live performance venues are closing and musical teams have postponed excursions. Why does WrestleMania—of all issues—need to occur? Nicely, “cash” is the apparent reply, however even then it’ll be doing its largest and most vital present with out followers shopping for tickets and merch and concessions. It’ll nonetheless earn a living from folks paying to see it at residence, however the factor they’ll be seeing will presumably be simply as bizarre because the wrestling that’s been airing up to now week with out an viewers.
Then once more, WrestleMania can even be offering folks with some (hopefully) good leisure they don’t have to depart the home for. We simply hope they make the most of this case. We’re not saying they need to put collectively a extra aesthetically ingenious present with dramatic digicam angles or bizarre settings (perhaps a pair wrestlers could possibly be arguing in Vince McMahon’s workplace, after which the digicam pulls again and divulges that they’re in a hoop?), however we’re saying that we could be completely satisfied to place that collectively if we had a bit of extra time and nevertheless a lot cash the WWE is planning to blow on this.
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