What could have been. I don’t think there’s any secret to the fact that WrestleMania 36 was the most unique version of the event in history. The show is the biggest wrestling event of the year but this time around, everything had to be a little bit different for the sake of health concerns. There is only so much that can be done under the circumstances that WWE had to work with, and it turns out that they had to cut some big stuff from the show.
WrestleMania has always been a complete spectacle. There are things that you see on the show every year that don’t take place at any other time. It makes the show feel special and that is the idea WWE is shooting for when they put the show on. Some of these special events are things that wouldn’t fit in a smaller arena though, and that was the case with two planned moments.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the original plans for WrestleMania called for two musical performances. Code Orange was going to play Bray Wyatt to the ring for his Firefly Fun House match with John Cena and Bowling For Soup was going to play their song Alexa Bliss for Bliss’ entrance. Wyatt wound up not having an entrance as Cena was transported to the Fun House instead. There is no word on when or if the plans will be used again.
It could have been amazing. Check out what we got instead, plus Bliss’ namesake song:
Opinion: This is something that could have made the show feel that much more like WrestleMania, but there was only so much that could have been done. The problem right now is very simple: how can you have this many people in such a cramped space and make it work? Ignoring the social distancing issues, where would a full band fit inside the Performance Center? It’s a cool idea, but maybe next time.
Which performance sounded better? Who is your favorite WrestleMania musical performer? Let us know in the comments below.
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!