- For the first time in its history, WWE’s flagship show took place in front of an empty arena.
- Many believed the show would bomb, and that WWE should follow the example of other sports leagues by shutting down temporarily during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Reports following the event suggest that Wrestlemania shattered viewership records, and set new records for most social media interactions, proving that Vince McMahon was right all along to press on with the show.
One by one, the major sporting leagues around the world fell to the coronavirus pandemic — all except two. Led by flamboyant outsiders Vince McMahon and Dana White, WWE and the UFC pledged to press on.
In true ridiculous fashion, UFC President Dana White has pledged to stage fights on a mysterious island.
WWE’s approach is more conventional, as the company announced that its flagship show, Wrestlemania, would take place at their training facility with no fans in attendance.
Despite WWE’s determination, even their fans don’t see the point in continuing
If most WWE fans are honest with themselves, Vince McMahon’s plans did not see widespread approval.
Many fans don’t see the point of staging Wrestlemania
that is the hallmark of the event. WWE fans weren’t universally behind the idea of the show going on. | Source:
In this time, we believe that entertainment for people is a necessity. We feel the obligation to do that for people. The fans are there for us all year-round. All of our talents are in this in a voluntary capacity. If they don’t want to be a part of this, they feel there’s a risk, for whatever reasons, be it themselves or somebody around them, they don’t have to be here.
Wrestlemania was viewed as a risk. It paid off, big time
Following the two-night event, the numbers are in. Was Wrestlemania the colossal flop that many believe it would be?
(The exact opposite, in fact. ) event shattered viewership records, becoming the most social event in the sports entertainment companies history.
The week leading up to Wrestlemania saw the WWE Network, a subscription-based content platform, along with WWE’s social platforms, deliver (million video views to fans.