WWE Hall of Famer and co-host of Sirius XM’s Busted Open Radio Mark Henry recently discussed the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak and the impact it is having on pro wrestling, specifically WWE.
Mark Henry on Vince McMahon
There has been recent speculation that WWE are looking to pre-tape a number of matches and promos for the upcoming WrestleMania 36 event. For the first time ever, the show will be taking place over 2 days and with no fans in attendance.
“I think that is if you cancelled it, you would be conceding” Mark Henry began. “You will be letting it [coronavirus] win. And, I mean, knowing Vince McMahon? He’s not gonna let it win, he’s undefeated. He’s not gonna allow it man.”
Mark Henry elaborated further, saying “I just know it. And I think that is good for the hope of people. It’s good for the morale of all the people that love pro wrestling.”
Henry finished by talking about the proposed travel bans between Canada and the United States, possibly stopping WWE Superstars from getting to Orlando for WrestleMania. “Right now, people are still travelling, still allowed to travel. We could in the next couple of weeks, shut that down. So that would mean that everybody that’s able to wrestle? In order for that to keep happening all of those talent are going to have to basically be stationed in Orlando. Otherwise, they won’t be able to travel from home to, you know, the facility in Orlando; so I mean there’s a lot of things that we could look at with this pandemic.”
WrestleMania is currently scheduled to be taking place over 2 nights on April 5th and 6th. It has not yet been confirmed if the shows will be airing live.
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