WWE Hall of Famer and co-host of the Hall of Fame podcast on ESPN Booker T recently discussed the news that WrestleMania 36 will be taking place in front of an empty Performance Center in Orlando in just a few weeks.
Booker T on WrestleMania
“WrestleMania, of course, it always been about the payoff has always been about, you know, those those great matches, of course,” Booker T began. “But I always thought that WrestleMania was more so about the event, the spectacle for the crowd? The people to be a part of, for the fans. And to be a part of this WrestleMania? It’s going to be definitely something man that I’ve never thought I’d witness, you know, in my lifetime.”
“The stars come out, you know”
Booker T elaborated further saying “like I said, I always thought that’s what WrestleMania was it was all about, you know. The stars come out, you know, Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra, Mr. T, Lawrence Taylor, Mike Tyson, you know, it was always bigger than life. Everyone, not just the fans. The stars want to be a part of WrestleMania and that’s something that’s going to be missing. I don’t know. I don’t know, perhaps maybe just move the date and try to ride this thing out? Maybe? I don’t know but know that that’s what I would do.”
As previously mentioned, WWE has confirmed that WrestleMania 36 will be taking place at the Performance Center on Sunday April 6th.
WWE issued the following statement recently:
“In coordination with local partners and government officials, WrestleMania and all related events in Tampa Bay will not take place. However, WrestleMania will still stream live on Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view. Only essential personnel will be on the closed set at WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida to produce WrestleMania.”
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