Despite a global pandemic – COVID-19 – that is mercilessly leaving behind a trail of the sick and the dead, WWE will stubbornly push ahead with WrestleMania 36 in a unique presentation.
much of it reportedly pre-recorded and split between Saturday and Sunday nights. Yeah, there’s a weird vibe about it.
At its core, wrestling has long relied on epic battles between fictional good and bad characters, loved or hated by live audiences. But Saturday and Sunday aren’t about live audiences.
Not only will the show be broadcast without any fans present amid the coronavirus pandemic, it will also take place over two nights and feature some new and unconventional stipulations.
With every other sport postponing or canceling the season, WWE could have more attention than it would have otherwise anticipated.
Let’s take a look at what you need to know about this year’s WrestleMania.
Watch WWE WrestleMania 36
Dates: Saturday, April 4, Sunday, April 5
Location: WWE Performance Center — Orlando, Florida
Start times: 7 p.m. ET (kickoff shows start at 6 p.m.)
Watch live: WWE Network
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Aleister Black (1/14) vs Bobby Lashley (6/1)
Edge (1/12) vs Randy Orton (11/2)
Seth Rollins (9/4) vs Kevin Owens (2/7)
The Undertaker (1/5) vs AJ Styles (3/1)
We say The Undertaker wins. Brock Lesnar ended ‘Taker’s 21-win Wrestlemania “streak” in 2014. Can you really have The Undertaker lose a match in a boneyard? Only if you’re a bonehead.
Shayna Baszler (3/4) vs Becky Lynch (19/20)
Rhea Ripley (1/2) vs Charlotte Flair (7/5)
Drew McIntyre (10/29) vs Brock Lesnar (2/1)
The Rest of the Card
Goldberg vs. Braun Strowman (Universal Championship)
Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena (Firefly Fun House match)
Bayley vs. Naomi vs. Tamina vs. Lacey Evans vs. Sasha Banks (SmackDown Women’s Championship)
Elias vs. King Corbin
Sami Zayn vs. Daniel Bryan (Intercontinental Championship)
Street Profits vs. Austin Theory and Angel Garza (Raw Tag Team Championships)
The Kabuki Warriors vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross (Women’s Tag Team Championships)
Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler