They need to try something else. Wrestling fans are an important part of any show. You need to have people in the stands for the sake of some atmosphere, as a lack of people around makes the show feel less important. That isn’t such an easy thing to do in light of the Coronavirus, but WWE might be forming a plan to remedy this, albeit in a pretty unique way.
There have been no fans in attendance for a WWE event for nearly two months. This has never happened in the history of the company and is something that might be the case for a long time to come. It is jarring every time you see WWE on television and it seems that the company knows that is the case. Now, they might be looking for a way to fix it, even though it might not be that normal.
The WWE Fan Council has sent out a survey asking a variety of questions, including gauging fan reaction to the idea of having wrestlers in the audience, the inclusion of celebrities, or seeing fan/crowd reactions during matches. Also included are sections asking fans about which wrestlers they want to see more or less of and what sort of things that would make them want to watch more WWE television. There is no word on when WWE will have fans back at their events.
WWE has been trying their best with no fans. Check out what they have been doing lately:
Opinion: I can understand the idea that WWE wants to try and figure out why fans aren’t interested, but I’m not sure how much of the problem can be blamed on the lack of fans. One of the biggest underlying problems is how uninteresting things have been as of late. There are a lot of talented people on the shows, but there has to be something to care about in there as well. That has been lacking lately and it has become the major issue. AEW can make this work so why can’t WWE?
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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!