WWE normally depicts WrestleMania as its greatest compensation per-perspective on the year, however, there are different descriptive words that are undeniably additionally fitting for WrestleMania 36, as odd, abnormal, remarkable and—well, without a doubt—peculiar.
While the vast majority of the game’s world has totally got together its games and occasions due to the coronavirus pandemic, WWE is pushing ahead with its shows the sole way it knows how the company moved WrestleMania 36, which was originally set to emanate from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, to its most original location ever, releasing a handout on Tickets4Wrestling announcing that the show would now be a two-day event airing from both the Performance Center but also multiple locations over two nights and, of course, with no fans attending. WWE has tried to work out the kinks of producing audience-less shows over the past few weeks on Raw and SmackDown, and suffice it to say that both shows—which thrive on the connection between fans and wrestlers—simply haven’t been the same.
WWE, however, is attempting to make the only out of a nasty and unfortunate situation. Also, for the first time ever, WWE will tape WrestleMania beforehand, doing so this Wednesday and Thursday during a wise move but one that might be problematic in today’s world where spoilers seem to leak for nearly everything. The widespread belief is that WWE will film two endings to its WrestleMania matches to prevent that from happening, which could just be the most recent during an extended line of unconventional booking methods for a pay-per-view that’s shaping up to be anything but normal. Perhaps the weirdest match that’s been about confirmed for the flagship PPV is that the Undertaker vs. AJ Styles, who is likely going to face off during a Bone Yard match—whatever that it is—that is WWE’s way of bringing out all the bells and whistles for what’s shaping up to be a wacky WrestleMania.
The choice to book an at no other time seen session is by all accounts a more extensive arrangement of WWE booking some unconventionally styled matches, prone to lighten the evident worries about facilitating an entire show of traditional wrestling bouts without the roar of the gang echoing through the rafters. PW Insider’s Mike Johnson reported on Tuesday that WWE goes to feature random and zany matches to the show:
I was told to expect more matches to WrestleMania, believe it or not. I want to be told to expect some random sort of zany matches announced. That’s what I want to be told earlier today. PW Insider’s Mike Johnson.
Another marquee match at WrestleMania 36 that’s expected to receive special treatment is John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt. according to Gorilla Position the match between The Champ and The Fiend goes to be vastly different from the quality match you see on WWE programming, especially on the grand stage of WrestleMania:
John Cena vs. The Fiend at WrestleMania 36 ‘will get a full-blown movie treatment with a singular look & feel’, according to Gorilla Position. It’ll be shot during a warehouse, a bit like the Randy Orton/Bray Wyatt House of Horrors match at Payback in 2017 Cage side Seats.
That match between Wyatt and Randy Orton was universally panned and was even voted because of the worst match of the year in 2017, but let’s be honest: If ever there was a year when it’s totally understandable for WWE plan to think outside of the box and do something wildly unlikely anything we’ve ever seen before, this is often it. Many of WWE’s WrestleMania plans are thrown into complete disarray, after all. it had been recently revealed that sort of WWE superstars was not willing to come to Orlando for WWE’s TV tapings while a minimum of two WrestleMania matches are changed because some stars are unable to make it to WrestleMania, according to Wrestling Observer Radio’s Dave Meltzer: WWE Superstars Dana Brooke and Rey Mysterio are currently in quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Brooke won’t be within the six-pack challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Championship while Mysterio’ s expected US title match against Andrade was scrapped. That resulted in WWE revealing two quite random matches for WrestleMania 36 earlier this week: Andrade vs. Bobby Lashley and thus the road Profits vs. Andrade and Angel Garza for the Raw Tag Team Championship. Tix2games reported that this is often a situation during which WWE, which may reportedly be utilizing a skeleton crew of backstage producers within the week, also are going to be doing the same with its rosters of all superstars. In essence, WWE has had to figure out who’s available and therefore the way they’re going to be slotted onto the WrestleMania card to supply fans two nights of quality entertainment.
All of these circumstances have led to a WrestleMania pay-per-view that’s so out of the quality, there’ll never be another like it.
You’ve got Edge returning from a nine-year hiatus to wrestle his first singles bout during a final Man Standing match with absolutely no fans attending. You’ve got two big babyfaces in Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns who are expected to defeat two loathed part-timers in Brock Lesner and Goldberg without what was sure to be a raucous reaction to both of those WrestleMania moments. Becky Lynch’s year-long Raw Women’s title reign may alright come to an end before zero people. Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens is reaching its climax with no AOP around. Rob Gronkowski is hosting a show that basically doesn’t need variety. Meanwhile, some marquee stars, like Braun Strowman, probably won’t get Summerslam tickets and prefer pay-per-view within the least. there will be no battle royals and doubtless no pyrotechnics, either.
But Vince McMahon is moving forward with this show, despite the large financial hit the company will take by doing so. That’s a bold move that—whether for better or worse—will cause an atypical WrestleMania pay-per-view which can never be duplicated and, altogether likelihood, will never be imitated, either.