(CBSNewYork/CBS Local) — WWE’s WrestleMania 36 was supposed to play out in front of nearly 70,000 screaming fans. Instead, this year’s Showcase of the Immortals unfolded in front of a showcase of none. The empty arena wasn’t nearly as jarring for those who had been watching the company’s weekly television shows since the coronavirus forced them to broadcast from a tiny closed set last month. But for the casual fan who only tunes in once a year for the elaborate spectacle, the silence was deafening. WWE did their best to make lemonade out of the enormous mountain of lemons we’re all buried under. And at times it was pretty sweet. At others we were left to ponder why Vince McMahon and company didn’t decide to postpone or cancel the event. Still, it is admirable that they pushed forward under such dire circumstances. WWE is one of the few sports leagues still in action, which some of the performers consider to be a badge of honor. “We take a lot of pride in doing that,” WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston told me. “We were still able to keep that energy and realize what the importance was behind what we were doing, being… Read full this story
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