Seth Rollins appears to be unsure about WWE’s decision to go ahead with WrestleMania 36 amid the coronavirus pandemic. WWE refused to follow the example of other sport franchises, such as the Premier League, NBA and NHL, which suspended their season indefinitely.
I don’t know
Vince McMahon’s promotion, however decided not to cancel or postpone WrestleMania and instead taped it at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida behind closed doors last week.
Rollins insists he is not an expert in medicine but isn’t sure if he supports that decision at a time when the United States have confirmed 261,438 cases and 6,803 deaths as a result of COVID-19.
The three-time world champion is currently focused on remaining healthy but is nevertheless pleased that he and his colleagues managed to provide some entertainment during this challenging period.
Rollins told Sports Illustrated: “I don’t know. I’m not a medical expert. Obviously the airports are still open. Should they close? I don’t know. I wish I had answers. I’m sure a lot of people do.
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“Right now, I’m just trying to stay as hygienic as possible, keep my distance from as many people as I can. As of now, I feel great.
“Knock on wood, I’ve been able to avoid this thing. I know a lot of families and people who have been affected by it. It’s extremely contagious and it’s very dangerous.
“I wish I had more answers. I wish I knew what was the right thing to do. After WrestleMania, we’re gonna recollect and see where we’re gonna go from here.
“Right now, I’m very humble and grateful that I have a job that still needs me. A lot of Americans are not in that boat and their futures are uncertain.
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“So if providing them with some entertainment can help them out, then I feel like, we’re being productive in doing something right.”
Rollins is set to face Kevin Owens at WrestleMania, which will air this weekend as a two-part episode.
The ex-WWE Champion admitted that it felt “weird” to wrestle without an audience but is pleased that he got the opportunity to do what he loves most during the ongoing developments.
Rollins added: “It’s weird. It’s weird. It’s taking me back to my days wrestling in front of eight people. I’ve been there before.
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“I’ve grown accustomed to Monday Night Raw, 10,000 people. It’s a whole different vibe. Everything’s somber. We all want to get through this, but we’re all trying to figure this thing out together.
“When the whole thing started to develop here in the States, I purposely didn’t tweet or Instagram anything about wrestling because I didn’t feel right about it.
“Then I got out there and I cut this promo on Monday Night Raw and I got back and I had this sense of relief almost.
“I had been afraid to talk about wrestling, but I was so fortunate and grateful that I was able to go out there and still do wrestling when the time came.
“It was a very cathartic experience to be out there amidst all this chaos and have just a little moment to myself that I was able to share via television with the entire country.
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