Saturday, April 4th, 2020, is still night one of WrestleMania 36 in spite of the unique circumstances surrounding the event. Seth Rollins woke up excited as he always has for WrestleMania and it's his hope that the fans did as well.
Rollins opened up in a statement released on social media about how different it feels to wake up on this WrestleMania day as opposed to all others in his life. For Rollins, WrestleMania has always felt bigger than Christmas.
“Every year since I was a little boy I've woken up on the morning of WrestleMania feeling excited the day had finally arrived. WrestleMania was bigger than Christmas for me,” he began “Since 2013 that excitement has been coupled with surreality as I've been so so so fortunate to have played a small role in the lore of the event; hopefully inspiring young children to follow their dreams the way my idols did for me, and giving anyone watching moments to look forward to...and memories to look back on.”
Continuing on, Rollins would address the COVID-19 pandemic admitting that it has cast a shadow over the event as everybody is still trying to adjust to a new normal, and in true WWE fashion, Rollins is hopeful that WWE can provide an escape from reality for fans tonight.
“Today is WrestleMania and that feels so strange to say. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing feels normal. We're all trying to figure out what's happening, what's right, what's wrong, and where we go from here. My hope is that this year WrestleMania will not only provide us with all the moments and memories we're used to, but maybe also some distraction and calmness, some normalcy, and some unity,” he continued. “I still woke up excited. It still feels surreal. Maybe more than ever...today is WrestleMania.”
Kevin Owens announced on the March 30th episode of Monday Night Raw that his match with Seth Rollins would be on the first night of WrestleMania. This means that for the first time since 2013, Seth Rollins will have WrestleMania Sunday off.
Fightful will have live coverage of both nights of WrestleMania 36 as well as post-show podcasts for both evenings.