Monday, March 30, 2020

How The Corona Virus Is Affecting The WWE

How The Corona Virus Is Affecting The WWE
The coronavirus is affecting everyone worldwide with most parts of the globe now in lockdown.



No industry has not felt the effects of this devastating virus and even WWE is feeling the impact. One of the biggest changes so far it has resulted in is Roman Reigns deciding not to risk his health by headlining Wrestlemania 36. His immune system is compromised due to his battle with leukemia so it is understandable why he does not want to take the risk.

In his place to face Bill Golberg at Wrestlemania 36 is expected to be Braun Strowman so fans will not be disappointed to see that match-up happen. It is still due to be announced but rumor has it that Strowman will be the man to replace Roman Reigns. Goldberg and Strowman have never had a one on one match with each other so it will be interesting the odds available at popular bookmakers apps for WWE such as caesars sportsbook app.

The way that Vince McMahon is handling the coronavirus is frustrating many of the WWE stars. A number of them do not think that Wrestlemania 36 should be taking place but so far their complaints have been ignored. The event will be held behind closed doors at the performance center so it will not be as spectacular as it would in front of a live audience but that is not stopping the boss from making sure it goes ahead.

Having the performance center has been vital during the pandemic for the WWE. It has meant that they have managed to get most of the filming they require to meet schedules which have meant it has not badly damaged the company. Others like the NBA can not do this and will result in billions in losses due to the coronavirus.

There are many of the WWE stars that have recently been showing signs of illness which is a major cause of concern. So far this list has been kept confidential but many have turned up with high fevers. This has meant they have been pulled off cards and the disruption is expected to continue for at least another 3 to 6 months.

Hopefully, things start to get better rather than worse but with rumors of many starts ill, we will know over the coming weeks the extent of the damage by the virus. Many fans are hoping that things will get back to normal within the next couple of months, but due to the speed of the spread in the U.S., it looks like it is going to take many months until the crisis is over. WWE has large cash reserves but this will only last a limited amount of time. They may need to seek outside investment if the crisis lasts over the long terms but they should be able to survive. This will not be the case for many other sports organizations and it is worrying times for all.

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