When the COVID-19 pandemic started last year, various sporting leagues obviously couldn’t have fans in attendance for games. Thus, the likes of the NHL, NFL, and MLB used cardboard cutouts of fans to use in the stands during games.
WWE has yet to do so. Before they created the ThunderDome that has virtual fans, they ran the Performance Center and had no visual fans.
On Sunday night during the Super Bowl, there were some fans in attendance and then they used fan cardboard cuts to fill out the rest of the stadium. WWE had been against this idea for WrestleMania 37, which is slated to take place on two nights – Saturday, April 10th. and Sunday, April 11th. However, that could change.
WrestleVotes’ original tweet read like, “With the Super Bowl tonight at Raymond James Stadium -home of WrestleMania 37 in 9 weeks- so far, WWE has been against the idea of filling the “empty” seats w/ cutouts as the NFL has done. I assume that decision will be discussed again now as the stadium looks great. #SuperBowl.”
On Monday morning, the account sent out the following update:
“Good news! Text from a source just now saying WWE will 100% discuss having the cutouts again. Says “it’s beyond dumb to not, RJS looked wonderful for what it was.”
WWE is expected to have 25,000 fans in attendance for each night of WrestleMania 37.
Good news! Text from a source just now saying WWE will 100% discuss having the cutouts again. Says “it’s beyond dumb to not, RJS looked wonderful for what it was” https://t.co/gs59k4ru3k
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) February 8, 2021