WWE CEO Vince McMahon will offer wrestling fans the chance to stream Wrestlemania 36 matches after pre-recording the contests at his home in Stanford, CT yesterday.
It had been assumed this year’s event would take place behind closed doors but few would have envisaged those doors belonging to the legendary wrestling mogul.
McMahon made the announcement this morning in a Tweet which read:
‘In light of the necessary restrictions, I took the decision to stage this year’s Wrestlemania in my own home’.
‘As a result, some of the matches have been adapted to suit their new surroundings’.
‘John Cena Vs Bray Wyatt originally billed as a traditional singles match, is now a dining room tables, step ladders and dining room chairs match’.
‘The Undertaker Vs AJ Styles also a singles match, will take place on a four-poster bed in the master bedroom’.
‘And the main event between Brock Lesnar and Drew McIntyre is now an Ironing Man Match’.
‘Both wrestlers will be given a basket of laundry and the one with the tallest stack of ironing after 60 minutes is the new WWE Champion’.
‘All 7 contests have been pre-recorded and will be available to stream on the WWE Network on April 5, 2020 as scheduled’.
‘The gaff got f**king trashed but it was worth it’, added the 74-year-old.
The news received a mixed reaction with some wrestling fans demanding their pay-per-view money be refunded.
‘This is Vince’s dumbest idea ever – and this was the guy who gave us the Gobbledy Gooker’, posted one grown man wearing Bret Hart shades in his profile pic.
‘Take the time Kaientai castrated Val Venis with a samurai sword, multiply it by the time Vince and Shane McMahon wrestled Shaun Michaels and God in a tag team match – and you’re still nowhere the near the levels of ridiculous this Wrestlemania is’, wrote another.
Meanwhile, a WWE fansite has leaked what it is claiming are the outcomes of several matches. ‘The Undertaker Vs AJ Styles was ruled a double-disqualification when Linda McMahon put a stop to the contest and scolded the pair after they broke her bed’, claimed the source.
‘And Drew McIntyre is the new WWE Champion after ironing a full basket of laundry in an hour’.