WWE is doing what they can to make the WrestleMania shows interesting under the current circumstances.
The shows have already been taped with most matches happening in an empty Performance Center with only essential personnel. Some matches will take place in other locations.
The folks who cover WWE at The Gorilla Position podcast are reporting that the plan for John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt is for the match to get the full-blown movie treatment, similar to the House of Horrors match between Wyatt and Randy Orton at Payback 2017. The match will reportedly be filmed inside of a warehouse, presumably in the Orlando area.
WWE is reportedly working on other ideas to keep things interesting on both nights. I was told that one of the ideas that were considered was to have a few wrestlers spread out through the PC to make noise during matches.
I was also told that it was pitched to Vince McMahon to pipe in crowd noise like they have done in the past with taped shows. One source said, “It’s a stupid idea but Vince didn’t give a thumbs down.”
That seems like a bad idea since fans will see that no one will be there to make noise. I was also told to expect a few matches to be short and Vince doesn’t want the shows to go more than 3 hours each night and the first night may end being just over two hours.
After all of the matches have been taped, the footage will be handed over to the production team for editing and the hope is that they can work some of their magic to make the shows presentable.
Also, as noted earlier, the Boneyard match will also take place in a remote location. Click here for details on that match.
BREAKING NEWS: Roman Reigns has pulled out of WrestleMania.
Apparently John Cena VS The Fiend at #WrestleMania will get a full blown movie treatment with a unique look & feel; rumours suggest a match shot (on a closed set) in a warehouse, like House of Horrors. As long as there’s no projections of cockroaches, I’m happy pic.twitter.com/uGDOR66ytR
— Gorilla Position (@WWEGP) March 23, 2020