Sunday, April 5, 2020

WWE Used Crash Pad For Dangerous Spots, Matches Edited All Night

WWE Used Crash Pad For Dangerous Spots, Matches Stopped and Re-Started All Night
WrestleMania was filmed last week without any fans present, this gave the company a chance to pull off some clever production tricks.

Dave Meltzer discussed on Wrestling Observer Radio how WrestleMania’s matches were stopped and started this year. Any time there was a blown spot, or something they wanted to re-shoot, the action was paused to re-set to try it again.
“The matches were taped and edited and re-done. There was stuff where, I don’t know if it was the matches tonight, but I do know there were matches done this last week where when there was like a missed spot, it was like ‘CUT! STOP! Let’s re-do it!”

“It is taped pro wrestling, but when when you’re doing taped pro wrestling, you don’t do ‘CUT! STOP! REDO!’ This thing was a lot more, there was a lot. There was editing on a lot of the matches.”
One spot that got a lot of attention might have only taken place once, but it was memorable.

Jimmy Uso took a sick fall to the floor off a ladder during the SmackDown Tag Team Title triple threat ladder match. Dave Meltzer noted that a crash pad was used to break Jimmy Uso’s fall.

It was also noted that Kevin Owens’ sick dive off the WrestleMania sign was totally legit and there was no padding.

WWE matches are planned out and the camera placement is thought about ahead of time. This is especially true for big bump spots like the one Uce took. When Jimmy Uso fell to the ground, the camera his impact.

Production got the crash pad out of the shot so it wasn’t seen. Any editing did the rest to pull off the spot. Jimmy Uso took a tremendous fall, but it apparently wasn’t as risky as one might think. You can check it out below.