Because of the Coronavirus and the mandated social distancing put in place to prevent the spread of the virus, WrestleMania will be presented for the first time ever without an audience from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T gave his opinion on the move as it broke on Monday night. in Booker T's opinion, WrestleMania is as much about the fans as it is about the conclusion of the storylines, so for him, it's going to be a very strange affair.
“For the fans not to be a part of WrestleMania, it's gonna be definitely something, man, that I never thought I'd witness in my lifetime,” he began. “I always thought that's what WrestleMania was. It was all about, you know, the stars come out. Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra. You know, it was always bigger than life. WrestleMania, Mr. T, Lawrence Taylor, Mike Tyson. It was always at another level and everyone, not just the fans, the stars want to be a part of WrestleMania. That's something that's gonna be missing. I don't know. Do you think ultimately they rethink this thing and perhaps maybe just move the date and try to ride this thing out? Maybe. I don't know. That's what I would do.”
Continuing on, Booker T would say that even though he feels like WrestleMania will be very awkward under the circumstances, something is still better than nothing and it's nice that there will be something streaming for the WWE Universe on April 4th and 5th.
“We're just gonna have to just let this thing blow over and ride out and come back next year. There's a whole lot involved. I know there's a whole lot of money involved. And to still be able to do WrestleMania from some perspective where people can still get it streaming on the network, you know. I guess this is something, you know, something's better than nothing in this in this instance,” he’d say.
Reportedly, another first will be taking place as this year's WrestleMania will be taped in advance. Learn more about that at this link.
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