WWE Network: Wrestlemania 36 is already here, and for the first time it takes place over two evenings without the participation of a live audience. Of course, this will not stop WWE from doing everything possible for the largest annual pay-per-view event.
There are currently 16 matches scheduled for Wrestlemania 36, which probably means that eight different matches will be played every night. There is also a clear possibility of adding an extra fight or two to the map, possibly during a preliminary show.
As for what to expect from the event, there are several high-profile fights that will no doubt seek to steal the show. From the comeback of Edge in the ring against Randy Orton to John Cena in the match with The Fiend, Bray Wyatt in the Firefly Funhouse match, whatever it is, it will be a very interesting couple of shows.
You can track all the activities on the WWE network, starting with the preliminary show Wrestlemania 36, which starts at 18:00 ET / 15:00 PT on Saturday, April 4. You can also keep an eye on everything that happens on the Big Show for both nights right here, as GameSpot Mat Elfring’s Wrestle Buddies and Chris E. Hayner look at each match as it happens.
Wrestling fans are witnessing the story this weekend, as the WWE WrestleMania brand event takes place over two nights and the show has been declared “too big for one night.” The reality, however, is that this year’s WrestleMania demonstration 36 is the product of the current global coronavirus pandemic, which has been taped in recent weeks at the empty WWE Performance Center as the world struggled to adapt to a rapidly spreading disease.
The event was staffed with 18 matches, and nine of them were played on Saturday during the first night of the action. Despite the far from perfect atmosphere, Saturday matches gave as much as you could ask WrestleMania, given the circumstances. Now it’s time to move on to Night 2, in which there are four title matches and a battle in the House of Fireflies.
This weekend WrestleMania will look unprecedentedly different than what you are used to seeing at the biggest wrestling event of the year. Initially, WrestleMania 2020 was scheduled to be held at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. For the first time in WWE history, the 36th edition of WrestleMania will be held at the WWE Performance Center without fans. WrestleMania 36 will also be held for two nights (Saturday and Sunday) instead of the usual one-night performance.
So yes, that’s damn strange. WrestleMania 36 revolves around a lot of questions. Many experts criticized WWE for organizing this event, calling it a health risk. In the era of social distances, looking at how two or six people fight each other will be unpleasant for some. But most of WrestleMania 36 has reportedly already been taped. So at the moment it only makes sense to try and enjoy it.
Whether this will be possible without a crowd of fighters is another matter. The main event of the show is Brock Lesnar, defending his WWE championship against Royal Rumble winner Drew MacIntyre. I would usually say that it would be a really great match, but since you are certainly tired of hearing, these are not normal times. Elsewhere, John Cena returns to Bray “The Fiend” Wyatt, and Undertaker rises to face the WrestleMania vs. AJ Styles match.
Perhaps the wildest element of this WrestleMania is that Roman Raines was supposed to meet Goldberg at the World Cup, but not participate in this match of the championship. Instead, the WCW legend will defend its title against Brown Strawman.