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How does everyone think the Covid will effect the WWE and wrestling in general for the long term? It is a contact sport and audience members are packed in like sardines sometimes.
Wrestling (and sports in general) depends on an active audience, not only in terms of revenue but also for a charged atmosphere. For instance, The Undertaker's last Wrestlemania match would have had a different effect if performed before a live audience!
You know how they can project holographic images of people in front of audiences? Do it for sports venues. Maybe not football or soccer stadiums yet, but wrestling venues might work well.
It's odd because Vince seems to be carrying on as usual. He's holding the same PPVs, but limiting the audience and production crew as he's required to by law. That's about it really.
I've thought about that, but I think they haven't taken that route because they know it would be a terrible decision. They'd be the butt of every joke for a long time afterward. It's usually pretty easy to tell when there's a manufactured audience and fans will wonder why there's a crowd gathered in the middle of a pandemic that calls for social distancing. Vince will end up vilified for putting "all those people" at risk and imagine how quickly that will spread over our media landscape today.You know how they can project holographic images of people in front of audiences? Do it for sports venues. Maybe not football or soccer stadiums yet, but wrestling venues might work well.