I reported last night that Vince McMahon wants both WrestleMania nights to end on a positive note because he wants the shows to be an escape from the real world. I also noted that this is why the term “coronavirus” has been banned from shows. I also noted that before the coronavirus outbreak forced WWE to move to the Performance Center, the plan going into WrestleMania was for Drew McIntyre to win the title from Brock Lesnar. I have not heard that those plans changed when the WrestleMania matches were taped over a week ago.
Dave Meltzer confirmed today that having babyfaces going over (as much as possible) is “very much a thing” due to the times we are living in. In some cases for storyline reasons, some heels will go over but McMahon wants more positivity on the shows this weekend.
Meltzer also noted that the Boneyard Match was considered a huge success. Michael Hayes produced the show and Paul “Triple H” Levesque was very hands-on with the match.
As noted earlier, Triple H told TV Guide that the current restrictions have caused the company to rethink their strategy moving forward and we could see more “off location” matches in the near future.
SummerSlam might be the right time to do something similar to the Boneyard Match if restrictions on large gatherings are not lifted by that time. Donald Trump told league owners on Saturday that he is hoping to see restrictions lifted on sporting events by August or September. That sounds optimistic but it will all boil down to what the scientists say.