WrestleMania is on this Weekend & I Don't Know How to Feel About It

WrestleMania is this weekend and it felt weird that I hadn't written anything about it, so here we are. Of course, everything feels weird now. It's going to be a very, very different WrestleMania, but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't be entertaining.

But all of this feels strange. Very strange.

In once sense, it will be nice to have a distraction. However, watching WrestleMania with no fans won't entirely be an escape. Seeing the Performance Center and zero fans all night will serve as a constant reminder of the absolutely insane world we're living in right now.

And, I don't know about anyone else, but I'll also have this nagging feeling in the back of my mind that this is all wrong. It's been the same with AEW. The first "empty arena" show was fun and a good way to escape reality, but as they've kept doing them, it's felt more and more wrong each time. They've been harder to enjoy as the situation around the world got more serious.

Tonight and tomorrow night will likely feel the same way. For instance, if Braun Strowman wins his first Universal Title, that should be a big moment, but I'll almost definitely spend the match thinking about how it should have been Roman Reigns, but it couldn't be due to the health situation. It will feel wrong. All of this feels wrong.

None of this is WWE's fault. They didn't cause the pandemic. If they had, it would have been a lot less effective and Vince would have ripped up the script last week and turned the coronavirus face for no reason.

But the truth is that this is an incredibly odd, scary, and depressing time and that's a big shadow that no one can really escape.

Last night I watched the "Untold" special about the Kurt Angle/Shawn Michaels match on WWE Network. It was very good and I truly enjoyed watching two of my favourite wrestlers of all time talk about their match. But as soon as it ended and I turned off the TV, I remembered the pandemic and all the nonsense we're going through. There's no way to truly get away from it.

I'm going to watch WrestleMania this weekend. I'm going to hope it's an escape. I'm going to try to enjoy it. And I'm probably going to see a second member of the Three Man Band win the WWE title. These are weird times we're living in.

Stay safe. Stay inside. Wash your hands.

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