WWE Commentator and host of the After The Bell podcast Corey Graves recently discussed WWE programming going ahead minus fans in the past few weeks. WWE has been airing episodes of RAW, SmackDown and NXT from the Performance Center due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Corey Graves on RAW, SmackDown and NXT
“Friday Night Smackdown, Monday Night Raw and NXT are all rolling along sans fans” Corey Graves began. “It’s given a really unique perspective to our shows. I’ve been sitting on my couch watching most of it. Or wherever I’ve been able to get eyes on it, and obviously the absence of fans is a glaring difference to anybody who’s ever watched WWE before. And I’d say there’s good parts and bad parts.”
“Hearing the Superstars able to get through these promos and tell their stories; and really delve into their characters has been really refreshing”
Corey Graves would elaborate further, saying “I will start with the positive. That being the promos have been incredible. Hearing the Superstars able to get through these promos and tell their stories; and really delve into their characters has been really refreshing. And having spoken in front of a live arena full of people? It can throw you off. It’s nice to really see these guys like a Seth Rollins or Randy Orton or Edge really just be able to dive in and tell the story from their character’s perspective. Without any sort of outside influence. Without fans chanting ‘WHAT’ or booing too long. Or cheering too long. And I just really liked the dynamic that is provided for that particular aspect of the show.”
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