Wrestle Review: Social Distancing Edition Submitted by Andy Sullivan on 03/21/2020 at 12:40 PM
This week was another week of our new normal for the foreseeable future. I don't know how long in advance Impact tapes their shows but it must be many months in advance because they still have crowds. I know people complain about WWE, not just in general but the repeat matches they show. What do you want, people? I'm happy I still have some wrestling to watch on tv. That includes WWE, AEW and, yes, even the redheaded step-child that is Impact Wrestling. Well, that's how they seem to get treated sometime.
The announcement that WrestleMania will now be a two-night event held at the Performance Center and hosted by Rob Gronkowski is an interesting one. I did get a chuckle from the shirt they're selling at WWEShop that says "I Wasn't There". Hahaha!
It was announced on Smackdown that Bayley would be defending the Smackdown Women's Championship in a six-pack challenge at Mania against Sasha, Dana Brooke, Naomi, Lacey Evans and Tamina. I definitely don't get the Tamina addition. When is the last time she was in a WWE ring anyway? I'll refrain from breaking this match down. That'll be saved for my WrestleMania preview column in a couple of weeks.
You probably think I'm burying the lead here. I prefer to say I'm saving the best for last. Brodie Lee, the former Luke Harper, was revealed as the Exalted One for Dark Order. That was big. Even bigger, however, was the surprise we got at the end of the night. The Inner Circle had just won the tag match to get the man advantage in the Blood & Guts match against The Elite when Jericho's crew started beating down Cody's crew. Soon, Matt Hardy appeared in his Broken Matt persona. That was the end of the show and I am pumped to see what is next!
Everyone enjoy the wrestling that all companies bring to you this week and, most importantly, stay safe! We'll ride this out together!