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WWE had the biggest event of the year, WrestleMania scheduled at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida in front of thousands of fans. But the Coronavirus pandemic forced them to tape the show at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida without an audience. This was by far the biggest cancellation in WWE history.
But apart from that, the company was forced to change or postpone a number of angles due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Without-audience shows and abrupt planning forced them to halt down some of the bigger storylines that could have failed. Here are 5 big plans WWE altered this year:
- Beth Phoenix’ Return For Another Match
WWE Hall Of Famer Beth Phoenix appeared up on an episode of Monday Night RAW before WrestleMania 36 to be part of the build-up of the match between her husband Edge and Randy Orton.
It was rumored that Phoenix was set to make another appearance to set up a feud with former Women’s Tag Team Champions, The Kabuki Warriors – Asuka and Kairi Sane, for the titles. She could have reportedly te with her best friend Natalya for a Women’s Tag Team Championship match at WrestleMania 36.
But perhaps coronavirus didn’t allow that match to happen as WWE called off Phoenix’ comeback. WWE then hosted the match between The Kabuki Warriors and Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross. Bliss and Cross defeated Kabuki Warriors to become 2-Time Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Phoenix, a former Divas Champion wasn’t used at WrestleMania, as WWE tried to use the minimum amount of talent due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Or else, the Glamazon could have seen her competing in her second WrestleMania match in a row since retirement.