That’s a long time. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the wrestling world works and that is going to be the case for a long time to come. It is not clear when things are going to be back to normal and that makes the future a little strange for both WWE and wrestling fans. One of the biggest changes has been the lack of fans and it might be a bit before we see them back regularly.
Wrestling fans are one of the most important parts of the show as they add all kinds of energy and interest to the event. WWE has added in some extra canned crowd noise to its shows but they are just not the same. At the end of the day, fans enhance a show so much and it is not the same without having them around. Now we know more about when they will be back.
During WWE’s fourth quarter conference call, WWE Chief Financial Officer Kristina Salen was asked when regular fans will be allowed back at shows. Salen did not give a specific answer, but said it would not be until the second half of 2021 at the earliest. This does not include WrestleMania 37, which will have live fans in attendance over both nights on April 10 and 11.
Opinion: I’m not exactly surprised at this but it is better than suggesting that fans are going to be back in a few weeks or months and then pushing things back again. The Coronavirus pandemic is still a major problem and while things are starting to get a bit better, there is still a long way to go. Hopefully the fans are back sooner rather than later, but only when the arenas can be as safe as possible.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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