Vince McMahon has some strong feelings, and some end up with better resolutions than others.
With the success of the cardboard cutout crowd as seat fillers at the Super Bowl, Fightful Select asked around backstage about the possibility of WWE using the same method at Raymond James Stadium at WrestleMania.
Fightful has heard varying things about the use of cardboard cutouts at Raymond James Stadium for WrestleMania as they used in the same venue for the Super Bowl. There are several names pushing for them to be used in a similar fashion because of how full the venue looked, including multiple that contacted us in awe of the the visuals were. However, we've been told that at least initially, Vince McMahon himself was not in favor of them.
In addition, we also learned of a situation at the turn of the year that saw King Corbin pulling double duty on a Friday:
A large number of WWE stars going down due to COVID-19 and quarantine caused a shuffle on a lot of programs. Fightful learned that the day of the WWE India Superstar Spectacle taping, Baron Corbin was actually only supposed to work that set of shows. However, due to several wrestlers missing Smackdown, WWE asked him to also work those tapings, which changed the course of things and reignited the feud with the Mysterio family. Those were the Smackdown tapings that caused Steve Cutler to fall out of favor with Vince McMahon for not being able to make them.
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