By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE issued the following press release to announce that WrestleMania will be held at the WWE Performance Center.
“In coordination with local partners and government officials, WrestleMania and all related events in Tampa Bay will not take place. However, WrestleMania will still stream live on Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view. Only essential personnel will be on the closed set at WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida to produce WrestleMania.”
Powell’s POV: WrestleMania won’t be the same without the crowd, the elaborate set, the pyro, the big entrances, etc. That said, it will make a lot of fans happy that the event is still taking place in some form. There’s no word yet as to what WWE has in mind for the WWE Hall of Fame and NXT Takeover events.
How about they do the right thing now and put it on fox/USA for free (I’m sure either or both would reimburse them the lost subscription money just to have something to show besides repeats of SVU)
I don’t really know if the fans will be happy. I know I’m not. The show could take place later with a better atmosphere, not this.
Now I can book Roman to win everything and nobody can boo me! – VKM, sometime earlier today.
Wow, so original and hilarious!
He’s not wrong though.
i just dreamed of them holding it in an indy venue such as the ecw arena. limiting it to two hundred people and saying they had to be young healthy eg they could have had sanitizer on the door. im shocked at this