Better late than never. There is a lot taking place at this weekend’s WrestleMania 36 and that means there is not much time left to hammer out all of the details. This gets even more complicated when you consider that the show has already been taped, meaning no more changes can be made. That doesn’t apply to the build though, and WWE has made a last minute adjustment.
This year’s WrestleMania is going to be defined by everything that happened because of the spread of the Coronavirus. The disease has swept around the world and changed so many things in a variety of places. This includes the world of wrestling, where WWE is not exactly thrilled with the idea of having its performers getting sick. As a result, a change needed to be made and they are finally acknowledging it.
WWE has confirmed that the Miz will not be able to participate in this year’s WrestleMania. As a result, the SmackDown Tag Team Titles will now be defended in a three person triple threat ladder match with John Morrison defending against the Usos’ Jimmy Uso and New Day’s Kofi Kingston. This comes after Miz was sent home from WrestleMania due to illness, with a storyline explanation of an injury during a brawl on SmackDown.
.@TheRealMorrison will put the #SmackDown #TagTeamTitles on the line all by himself when he battles Jimmy @WWEUsos & @TrueKofi in a #TripleThreat #LadderMatch at #WrestleMania, as announced on @WWETheBump! https://t.co/ybumxvdoCg pic.twitter.com/m2u2WObJTe
— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2020
It was a big brawl. Check out why Miz is out:
Opinion: This is a very late change, but it’s better than nothing. I can understand that WWE couldn’t cut out a ten minute segment from a taped show, but I do wish they could have announced it faster. At least say something the same night to give fans a few more hours. This year’s show is going to be a mess and there is no need to add another issue on top of everything else.
Do you like the new plan? Who leaves with the titles? Let us know in the comments below.
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