WWE SmackDown Results: If John Cena beats The Fiend 'coronavirus is over', fans joke ahead of WrestleMania 36
Following the past few weeks of SmackDown and Raw, WrestleMania 36 will also take place from the Performance Center with no fans in attendance
With a sensational go-home edition of SmackDown on Friday (April 3) night, WWE closed out the build to WrestleMania. Airing from the empty WWE Performance Center, the highlight was John Cena accepting Bray Wyatt's challenge for a Firefly Fun House match, only to be visibly disturbed to see Wyatt show up with his alter-ego The Fiend.
Fans will remember the defining moment for a long time to come and have been raving about Cena's electrifying promo. "Loved @JohnCena's promo best one he's done for a while delivered it with so much emotion and it felt real #SmackDown Can't wait for #Wrestlemania," one posted and another wrote, "The last few minutes of #SmackDown scared the crap out of me lol," one fan posted.
One called it "creepy awesome" and said, "I love what @WWEBrayWyatt did to @JohnCena tonight on #SmackDown. It was creepy but creepy awesome way #FireFlyFunHouse #LetMeIn," and another posted, "Just left the Amalie arena from #SmackDown. What a show! Sitting waterside at The Sail having a few drinks. Put a few quarters in the jukebox. Country music it is. Let's dance."
One fan posted raved about Cena, posting, "Am I actually supposed to be afraid of a guy who dresses up like the overfed sex child of Wiz Khalifa and the WB Frog, please." - John Cena," and another said, "I'm actually really looking forward to this one. They're not tied by the restrictions of reality, it's going to be crazy!"
Following the past few weeks of SmackDown and Raw, WrestleMania 36 will also take place from the Performance Center with no fans in attendance. However, it will add double the fun for the first time in the event's history as it airs on two consecutive nights Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5. Fans are overjoyed but they still miss the crowd. "Amazing finish to the final night before WrestleMania. Imagine what would have happened if we had the crowd involved," one posted.
A few fans are taken aback by how the coronavirus pandemic has affected all of it. "So #WrestleMania is going to take place over 2 days starting tomorrow and while I've been aware this whole time I almost feel...nothing...for it. The #Coronavirus tainted its whole vibe. Obviously. #SmackDown #WWE #WM36," one posted and another said, "So disrespecting the independent wrestling scene all because you know for a fact you can't hack it is awarded a universal championship match. Yawn Strowman is a corporate kiss ass and I'll never forgive what he said during this Coronavirus Pandemic #SmackDown."
"You heard it here first: If John Cena beats The Fiend, Coronavirus is over. We are all behind you Big Match John. #SmackDown," one excited fan posted but another went on to say, "People are dying and losing their jobs all over the world due to the coronavirus But wrestling fans are out here complaining over how a wrestling show might not end up being good."
Not just that, WWE gave official confirmation to Braun Strowman stepping in for Roman Reigns to challenge Goldberg for the Universal Championship and also treated fans to the first-ever televised one-on-one match between legends Daniel Bryan and Shinsuke Nakamura.