In a move that a WWE press release describes as “historic” and “a great thing, really,” all of the company’s sports-entertainment battles will henceforth unfold via Zoom meetings.
That means that the entire nine-hour spectacular — originally scheduled to be held in an enormous Tampa arena, and then rescheduled for a glorified Zumba gym — will be conducted by videoconference, as the entire WWE roster has been ordered to work from home.
Matches will include:
- Goldberg vs. Roman Reigns, if Goldberg can finally figure out how to connect via computer audio
- John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt, Last Man Not B00ted Due to Network Issues Match
- Andre the Giant Memorial Shared Google Doc Editing Session (40-minute time limit because WWE hasn’t sprung for Zoom’s premium service)
- Six-Pack Collaboration Challenge: Bayley vs. Dana Evans vs. Lacey Banks vs. Naomi Tamina vs. Sasha Brooke
- Brock Lesnar vs. Drew McIntye in a “No Space-Barred” speed-typing showdown
A maximum of 150 fans will be given access to the WWE VideoconferenceMania, for the low, low price of $5.99 per minute.