It’s a lot to deal with. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed everything about the wrestling world and there is no reason to believe that it is going to get significantly better in the near future. We are moving in the right direction, but there are still a lot of things that need to be done before we are back to normal. That includes the wrestling world, and WWE seems to be taking its time as well.
WWE is on the Road to WrestleMania and that means we are coming up on some of the most important shows of the year. Things are going to get a lot more serious in a hurry and that could shake things up quite a bit going forward. However, that does not mean things are going to be going as normal, as we are going to be seeing the shows as they have been for the last year as opposed to the last thirty plus years.
According to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, WWE is currently not planning to have fans at the Royal Rumble on January 31. WWE would have to take down the Thunderdome set and then replace it the next day for Monday Night Raw. The company does not think the effort, manpower and stress that come with it to be worth the effort. There is no word on when WWE plans to have fans back in person.
Still getting a ton of Royal Rumble / fan attendance questions. The fact of the matter is WWE views the stress, manpower and complete undertaking of removing the ThunderDome for one night as just too much to make it all work. Sad but true. The wait continues.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) January 12, 2021
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Opinion: I can get the idea here, but the idea of a Royal Rumble without a live crowd is one of those things I cannot wrap my head around. I’m not sure what we are going to be seeing at the pay per view, but I can understand WWE not wanting to make such a move. At the same time though, it might be worth the effort just to make Royal Rumble seem more special and kick the big season off properly.
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!