WWE Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch: 'This Year's Wrestlemania Is The Most Interesting'
WWE Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch says this year's WrestleMania event has the potential to be 'the most interesting' because of the current situation in the world in regards to the COVID-19 outbreak.
For the first time ever, WrestleMania has already been taped beforehand at WWE's Performance Center in Orlando and other unannounced locations in front of no spectators, having previously been scheduled to take place at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.
Whilst a whole host of sporting events have been cancelled across the globe, Wrestlemania will air over April 5 and April 6 and look to provide escapism in these tough times.
And Lynch, who headline last year's show of shows and defends her title against challenger Shayna Baszler, believes the WrestleMania 36 event could become one of the most talked about.
She told SPORTbible: "I think it's the one everyone is going to ask about. I think in my career, apart from WrestleMania 35 obviously, people are going to ask about this.
"It's the most interesting because in the time where everything is so uncertain, the one thing that is certain is Wrestlemania, in whatever capacity.
"It's hugely important. More than ever now people need a distraction from what's going on and I think we offer that - whether it's two hours a week, three hours a week - just that little something else to focus on.
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"That's what we're going out doing - we're trying to give people the best of entertainment."
The lack of crowd has presented many WWE superstars with challenges like never before but Lynch, who has experience wrestling in front of nobody, sees it as an opportunity to make more history.
"I have talked on Raw but I haven't wrestled in the [empty] arena on Raw - but I have in my lifetime. I came from the independent scene where I've wrestled in front of next to no people," The Man added.
"So that's not completely unfamiliar to me - but I am somebody who thrives off the energy of the crowd and that's no secret. That connection is what's so important to me, but I feel like I have to make that in a different way this time, it's a different focus.
"But the thing is, last year I went into WrestleMania making history, and this is a history-making WrestleMania. Now I'm going to make history as the first woman to defend her title at WrestleMania in an empty arena."
WrestleMania 36 is The Only WrestleMania Too Big For Just One Night. You can watch on April 4 and April 5 from midnight on the WWE Network, which costs £9.99 a month.
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