We’re not quite ready yet. The Coronavirus has changed the way the wrestling world works and it could be a long time before things are back to normal. There are only so many things that WWE can do at the moment and that has been the case for the better part of a year. Some things have started to get a bit more back to normal, but one of them will not be fixed anytime soon.
We are less than a month away from the Royal Rumble and that means the Road to WrestleMania is starting off. The show is one of the most important of the year and there is no reason to believe that this one will be any different. There are already wrestlers entering the match but there are still several empty spots to fill. It turns out that those won’t be the only empty things at the show.
According to Spectrum Sports 360 reporter Jon Alba, there are currently no plans for fans to be in attendance at the Royal Rumble on January 31. It is not currently clear when live fans will be returning to WWE events as the return date has now been postponed several times over. The company last had fans in attendance on the March 9 edition of Monday Night Raw.
— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) January 7, 2021
Opinion: Given that we are just over three weeks away from the show and there had been no mention of fans returning to the events yet, this is not the biggest surprise. WWE is not going to want to have a handful of people scattered throughout the venue and it would make sense to wait until things can look close to normal as opposed to doing something that makes it look like WWE is in a mostly empty building.
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. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!