WWE IGNORING Lockdown Order? Real Reason For WrestleMania Results! | WrestleTalk News


Both WrestleMania 36 Part One and Two are
in the books, and yep, it was super weird. But amidst Undertaker fighting the Dark Order,001
John Cena fighting John Cena002 and, still easily the strangest, double Gronk! – it seems
one of the weekend’s sweetest feelgood moments is getting lost: Otis finally defeating Dolph
Ziggler to win the Mandy Rose championship. Disclaimer: no women were contractually up
for grabs in Otis vs Dolph Ziggler. Women’s revolution.
Sonya and Dolph as Otis’ tormentors was revealed on Friday’s go-home episode of
SmackDown, where the mysterious hacker character teased for weeks exposed their plot to break
him up with Mandy Rose. uncovered the truth about Sonya Deville and Dolph Ziggler’s
heinous plans, displaying them for all to see.
And it seems the storyline is set to continue, with Sonya’s Twitter account being hacked
yesterday. Her profile picture and banner were removed,
replaced with blank colours, and a tweet went out that said p ɹ ɐ ǝ ɥ ǝ q l l ı̣
ʍ ɥ ʇ n ɹ ʇ ǝ ɥ ʇ. Which sounds like the vocal component of summoning a devil.
SONYA DEVIL. When flipped upside down though, the tweet
reads “All is fair in love and war. The truth will be heard.”
The hack itself was only visible on Sonya Deville’s Twitter page for a few minutes
before being reverted – with any existence of the post being removed. We’re just one
tiger video away from this being an excellently built social media feud.
But it wasn’t just Otis getting the feel-good treatment at WrestleMania – as Braun Strowman
defeated Goldberg for the Universal Championship, Edge defeated Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre
became the new WWE Champion by beating uber heel Brock Lesnar. Just like last year’s
WrestleMania – with Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch and Kofi Kingston all winning – the results
saw more babyface wins to appease the crowd. Even Charlotte Flair won, beating Rhea Ripley
for the NXT title on Night Two. And she’s the biggest babyface in the company.
There have been multiple reports from wrestlingnews.co and Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer
that this was a conscious decision by Vince McMahon, as he wanted WrestleMania to be a
distraction from the real world, and wanted the overall tone of the shows to have a feeling
of positivity, which is also why any mention of Steve Corino was banned too. Even when
they probably really should’ve used it to explain why Reigns, The Miz and more weren’t
anywhere to be seen. Vince McMahon putting his audience first?
It truly is a strange new world. One which might involve more movie-based wrestling matches
instead of in-ring ones. Now WrestleMania is over, the many details
and backstage stories that many crew and talent had to keep bottled up inside them, as any
spoiler leaks were to be punishable by firings – those reports are now coming out. Like with
one of the weekend’s most well-received matches: the Boner yard Match between Undertaker
and AJ Styles. One of the most bonkers and out there WWE matches ever… until the Firefly
Funhouse match the next night. For all those who’ve compared the Boner
Yard match with Broken Matt Hardy’s Final Deletion matches, you’ve just identified
what Film Theory describes as Auteur Theory. Like Martin Scorsese, Jean Luc Godard and
Alfred Hitchcock – you can tell who directed a movie based on its authorship style. And
as behind-the-scenes photos have revealed, Matt Hardy’s Broken Universe director from
IMPACT Wrestling Jeremy Borash, who’s now a backstage producer in NXT, was very hands
on with the filming of the Boner Yard Match. And WhatCulture has revealed even more details
about the match… The shoot reportedly took 8 hours to film
overnight, from 9pm on March 25th to 5am on March 26th, and WWE hired an outside company
to create the set, which took five days to make.
WWE reportedly wanted to use an abandoned ditch, bridge and roadside for The Undertaker’s
entrance, but they couldn’t receive a permit in time since it was city property.
Interestingly, the trash talk between Undertaker and Styles was not in the original script,
but Styles and Taker both requested to improvise some dialogue, and Triple H, who was also
very hands-on with the project, obliged, encouraging both of them to do as much talking as they
pleased. Which was 100% worth it to hear Undertaker say ‘Son of a bitch’ after he elbowed
a car window. He’s so Badass. And it was reportedly The Undertaker who came
up with the final shot of AJ’s hand poking up out of the grave. Apparently Triple H and
other producer Michael Hayes found the prop hand laying around the set and were trying
to find a way to get it in, and Taker suggested they dress it up like AJ and have it poking
out the ground. Again, 100% right decision. I loved that match.
And so did everyone else, with the match receiving widespread acclaim from fans and industry
members alike – with Mick Foley requesting to be in the next one, and Chris Jericho tweeting:
“Congrats to @undertaker & @AJStylesOrg for the tremendous performance and spectacle
that was the #BoneyardMatch! I loved it!!” It’s a complete turnaround from the last
few years of Undertaker criticism, with nearly everyone – myself included – thinking he shouldn’t
have come out of retirement for his terrible matches against DX and Goldberg – the latter
of which ESPN’s Marc Raimondi reports Undertaker specifically felt like he had redeem himself
for. And we actually have Kurt Angle to thank for
the Deadman’s opponent, as Kurt reportedly suggested AJ last year to Taker, as “it’ll
be the best match [he’s] had in years.” Nah, should’ve been Baron Corbin.
WrestleMania’s other movie match of The Fiend vs John Cena vs John Cena vs John Cena
vs Bray Wyatt vs Vince McMahon vs John Cena vs Hulk Hogan vs John Cena was just as brilliant.
I genuinely think it’s a six star match, watch my WrestleMania Part Deux reveal for
my full review on that, and we now know how it came about backstage.
According to wrestlingnews.co, Vince McMahon loved it as soon as he saw it, and even approved
the “it’s such good s-word” line from his puppet version in the match – which is
a direct reference to Jon Moxley’s shoot Talk Is Jericho podcast from last year, when
the former Dean Ambrose did an impersonation of when Vince likes something backstage.
The match itself was filmed by the WWE crew in Stamford, CT, while the Boneyard match
was done by the NXT crew in Orlando, Florida. As was reported beforehand, the main source
of creative input came from Bray Wyatt himself. These two cinematic and heavily edited matches
were probably the most well-received matches on the whole card – and Triple H doesn’t
think they’re going to stop there. In an interview with TV Guide, Trips had this to
say about more out-of-the-box ideas: “The opportunity of doing these shows without
fans and doing WrestleMania [with] these off-site shoots will open our eyes to different ways
of doing things that we maybe didn’t see before and will change the product probably
for the better in the long run.” Boneyard 2: Bone Harder Match confirmed.
Before WrestleMania aired though, there were several reports of backstage talent being
deeply unhappy the show was still going ahead – with Vince McMahon as the only person who
thought it was a good idea. Wade Keller of PWTorch reports though, that
once the talent arrived for the intense two days of tapings, their mood changed, and the
wrestlers didn’t treat it like a Saudi Arabia show where they just have to get through it,
but that they wanted to make the most of a bad situation and “everyone really wanted
to work hard and try to make this work.” Keller also noted there was no resentment
from the WWE talent he spoke to, with them all just wanting to try and salvage as much
of the show as they could. And that really does come across, as despite
all the circumstances, WWE managed to put together a great WrestleMania, with some incredible
moments and awesome matches. The wrestlers and crew may need to maintain
that attitude for a little while longer, as Steve Corino is still working over the entire
world. Even though WWE advertised Money in the Bank on May 10th, it’s not expected
that event will go ahead as planned, with it likely again taking place from the Performance
Center. President Trump actually held a conference
call with the heads of various professional sports over the weekend, including Vince McMahon
and UFC President Dana White. While the details of the call have not been revealed yet, Trump
himself has commented saying: “I just spoke with the commissioners and
leaders of, I would say, virtually all of the sports leagues. They want to get back.
They’ve got to get back. They can’t do this. Their sports weren’t designed for
it. The whole concept of our nation wasn’t designed for it. We’re going to have to
get back. We want to get back soon – very soon.”
Wrestling Observer Radio then revealed Trump told McMahon he’s aiming for arena shows
to be attended to by the public by August – and he’s planning on tax breaks and “doing
incentives to get people to buy tickets to events,” as citizens will be a combination
of still scared to attend large gatherings, and too poor from losing their jobs. Dave
Meltzer described it as Trump’s “support my favourite billionaires” drive, as the
President and McMahon are close personal friends, with Vince’s wife Linda being the single
largest donor to Trump’s 2016 campaign, which landed her a job as the head of Small
Business Administration, and now the Chairwoman of America First Action, which is a pro-Trump
Super PAC. That’s a political action committee, used
to raise funds for US elections, not the Geordie AEW wrestler.
It might pay to have friends in the highest of places, as it’s implied WWE might ignore
state-wide Total Lockdown orders to continue making shows.
WWE have already pre-taped both tonight’s episode of Raw and Wednesday’s episode of
NXT, but they’ll effectively run out of content for Friday’s episode of SmackDown.
The state of Florida – which is where WWE have been filming at the Performance Center
– had a stay-at-home order that was meant to finish on April 9th, meaning WWE would
be able to film April 10th’s SmackDown as planned. But now the Total Lockdown has been
extended until April 30th, meaning WWE won’t be able to record anything for almost a month.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, though, WWE are still planning on taping this week’s
episode of SmackDown by ignoring the lockdown order and recording from a secret location.
WWE are keeping the location of the taping secret, but notes it is definitely within
a state that is on lockdown. AEW, meanwhile, have been shut down indefinitely
starting from last Friday, where Georgia state officials even attended tapings to make sure
they adhered to regulations and were finished by the time the Lockdown order came into effect
on Thursday night. Also likely because they’re huge Orange Cassidy fans.
AEW will reportedly not be recording any more shows until restrictions lift, which could
be months from now – putting their Double or Nothing show on May 23rd in serious doubt.
Meltzer notes, however, that they did manage to film the entire TNT Title tournament for
the next six weeks of TV. A huge thank you to all the wrestling promotions
that provided footage for our IndyMania two day event over the weekend, and an even bigger
than you to all of your t-shirt orders, superchats and GoFundMe donations that have raised thousands
of dollars to be split equally amongst all those promotions fighting for survival.
But even with IndyMania over, you can still support the industry by buying a t-shirt at
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in the video description below to learn more! John Cena vs The Fiend is six stars! Watch
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Blampied and Luke Owen’s thoughts on Part One by clicking the WrestleTalk Podcast video
beneath that! I’ve been Oli Davis, and that was wrestling.

100 Replies to “WWE IGNORING Lockdown Order? Real Reason For WrestleMania Results! | WrestleTalk News”

  1. OLI: How should WWE deal with Total Lockdown? Let me know in the comments!
    WWE ignoring lockdown order? – 10:18 / Real Reason for WrestleMania results – 1:28

  2. Even though I support Sir Donald John Trump The 45th's political regime, I'm not going to cinema, arena, shopping mall until there's a cure for Steve Corrino. It's a bad move by DJ Trump

  3. As far as running ticketed events in August goes, get back to me on that in June. It's too early to say anything about that yet.

  4. Love you Oli, but giving the show 6 out of 5 was one of the most stupid things I've ever seen anyone in the "internet wrestling community" ever doing.

  5. I think that comment about trump was pretty unfair by Dave. I mean of course Trump would want to aim for things being back in August. Doesn’t mean that is what actually is going to happen but he is wanting to be optimistic like he has tried to be throughout this whole thing. Let’s try not to criticize anybody for something that has not even happened yet based on information that none of us have. None of us know what is going to happen in August just like none of us knows what’s going to happen in May. Let’s just hope for the best. That’s all we can do at this point.

  6. I loved this Mania honestly. The Firefly Funhouse and Boneyard matches should NOT be the only ones they do like that. Even when the crowd comes back. If Impact can do the Matt Hardy matches off site, WWE should do it too. The Deletion specials were so good. And these matches were the highlights of Wrestlemania.

  7. They actually wrestled in the broken universe, they simply went through a bunch of snl skits in the "matches"

  8. So your gonna give a match that had absolutly no wrestling in it a 6 star? Burry yourself i love watching this channel but yhat remark was stupid

  9. Got a playback error as the Womens tag match was starting on Saturday & no one cared to restart or troubleshoot. Just seemed so blah. Guess I didnt miss much other than the Bray Wyatt fever dream.

  10. Both boneyard and fun house were awesome. The Situation on the usa today makes me think It Is More a good idea not to continue.
    By the way, Oli, did you hear Drew screaming you were all here at the end?

  11. Well then Vince is an idiot. One person gets sick because WWE defied a lock down order and it opens up wwe to a massive lawsuit. If someone dies from it it might even mean criminal charges. But then again Vince is a 1st class citizen and there's different laws for them now aren't there?

  12. Really, completely burying AJ is considered good? He couldn't even beat him with 12 people helping him. Also the Fiend/ Cena match was shit.

  13. Winning the Mandy Rose Championship is way more prestigious than any of their current titles. Otis won this Mania.

  14. If they do these tapings, and they do get caught, Vince better get arrested. He is putting peoples lives at risk. He is endangering his "employees." AEW should be treated the same way, but at least they decided to suspend their product. Vince is willing doing it and if he gets caught he should be punished to the fullest extent of the law

  15. Nobody is following the stay at home order in Florida. We got people that have tested positive still going on errands and all kinds of crap. College kids having huge parties. The State is gonna have to literally shut down to keep the idiots in check

  16. I swear to god that sonya admitted to texting dolph months ago. Go back to the week after the date was meant to happen and she admits it there.

  17. The hacker is CM Punk. It is a perfect set up. Dropping the mic years ago make him the teller of truths. It begins to look like Punk and Vince might work with each other until Punk suggests it, then McMahon swerves saying, “CM Punk can’t be trusted.” Kayfabe? If so, having CM Punk hack in to right WWE wrongs, leading to a face off between Vince and Punk would be great for creative.

  18. Do your full screen quotations sway back and forth? Can't tell if I'm tripping or not. It hurts my eyes. 🙁

  19. Apparently I'm the only one who wanted good actual matches instead of skits. The Undertaker and Styles match, after a while, I didn't hate it. But The Firefly Funhouse Match left me wanting an actual match as soon as it started. I guess people want wild skits instead of actual wrestling.

  20. Quit saying that Cena vs Fiend match was 6 stars. If anything Taker vs. A.J. was the better match and I'd give that a solid 5! But to give that match 6 stars is ridiculous!

  21. I wonder if Khan will pull an indymania and buy some matches from indie promotions of the AEW talent for the show

  22. WWE is a not your friend. They lie a lot, they really care about manipulating your thoughts and opinions.

  23. Braun beat Goldberg, Bray beat Cena, Drew beat Lesnar…All the new and young talent beating the old wrestlers (besides Undertaker vs Aj ) This is how it should be and how it should continue?

  24. B+ Mania for me. Definately a better mania than most and had some excellent matches and some obligatory crap decisions (Flair winning the NXT Title). Definately a surprise overall and I have to commend WWE for putting on this decent Mania, especially within this worldwide situation.

  25. I feel like Vince is going to get himself into gargantuan amounts of trouble for doing this. I wouldn't be surprised if one of the WWE Wrestlers rats out Vince to the state.

  26. Did you see that chest during the Edge Orton match that said "pre tapes" on it. Trying to make it look like they already have the shows recorded when they are going to secretly record them?

  27. It’s sad that both major title matches was only like 5 or 6 min long. The major titles don’t seem as important as it use to be just sad.

  28. The Fiend & Randy Orton in a program sometime in the future.. Fiend taking Orton through the voices in his head, only this time fine the way it was always meant to be!! Let's have this in the same cinematic way as the match with Cena.. Get it done WWE!!

  29. I’m so happy that Jeremy got to basically make wrestlemania in his image, good on you Jeremy.

  30. So if they leaked the matches they would get fired? Seemed like the perfect time for all those stars who wanted out to get out. Leak results get fired and free.

  31. I liked the boneyard match but Hated the over the top off the wall craziness of the Cena vs Fiend match. I could not follow what was happ;ening and felt just like Titus did after seeing the match

  32. Props, kudos and THANKS to everybody involved who didn't run and hide at home!!! Just like in war, ALL GAVE SOME and SOME GAVE ALL!!!
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL and THANK YOU for trying to let us escape from reality for a few hours each night!!! ??????????

  33. Lmao of course Trump cares more about sports than the fact that the nation is in a pandemic. Steve Corrino won't get better if we're more worried about profit rather than staying healthy.

  34. Cena vs Goldberg would of been better… That Bullshit Fun House match was just childish, pointless, tasteless, cringe, silly, irrelevant, obnoxious, nauseating, stupid and a damn waste of time.
    Honestly it's stuff like that which is why WWE is just horrible at the moment. I really can't understand why anyone would like it… If you are a real Pro wrestling fan then you would of appreciated the 2 just kicking ass like they should off… But a damn dumb match like what we were given was just sad.

  35. That secret location for the next lot of filming could be the same location where Edge practiced for his return. Its a proper wwe ring with all the corner pads with wwe logos. You got wwe pictures all around it as well.
    Clearly no one knows the location either or you would of heard about the secret training he was doing.

  36. Anyone who believes in the coronavirus is a fucking mark. Open your eyes, people. Watch the Podesta Fatherhood video. Don't be dumb.

  37. "This is such good shit" – Mr. McBossman 2020

    "This is such good shit" – Vince McMahon

    What a coincendience!

    Yes it was copyied and pasted from other comment

  38. 3:42 Good thing you gave WhatCulture credit on the boneryard scoop… or Simon Miller might of power slammed you ??‍♂️

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