COVID-19: WWE's two-day event 'WrestleMania 36' takes place behind closed doors

FLORIDA: Like all sports action, it has stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic , WWE decided to go ahead with its brand show Wrestlemania as a two-day event.

The first day of the show took place on Saturday (local time) and saw top stars take the ring without viewers.

Wrestling fans were expected to fill Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, but now the event is taking place in closed sets at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando and elsewhere, unnamed, with only essential personnel.

On day one of Wrestlemania, Undertaker battled it out with AJ Styles, and the former made his entry in his trademark style, giving fans some better nostalgia.

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Undertaker and AJ Styles battled it out in a 'Boneyard match' and it was the former who came out triumphant, cementing his almost perfect Wrestlemania record.

Seth Rollins faced off with Kevin Owens, and later, the match turned into a match without disqualification.

For the Universal Championship, Goldberg and Braun Strowman faced each other, and it was the latter who won the title in less than three minutes.

Earlier, the WWE had decided to go ahead with Wrestlemania behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

We believe that right now, especially right now with all this uncertainty ... that there is a need for escapism and that people can escape all of this and leave it behind, Levesque had told CNN.

In some ways, we feel an obligation to try and continue to provide entertainment for people. It is our company mission to put smiles on people's faces, and we continue to try to do so, he added.

Day two of the show will take place later today, and stars like Brock Lesnar, Edge, and Randy Orton will headline the show.

As WWE went ahead with Wrestlemania, the company has received mixed reviews as many have criticized the decision as the USA continues to battle it out with coronavirus.

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