WWE superstar Charlotte Flair spoke with TMZ Sports ahead of WWE’s two-night WrestleMania 36 event, where The Queen faces Rhea Ripley for the NXT championship. Flair states that this year’s Showcase of the Immortals may be the most watched ever due to the lack of sports programming from COVID-19, then comments on former New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski hosting the biggest wrestling show of the year. Highlights are below.
WrestleMania 36 without a crowd:
You know it’s crazy because everyone’s talking about how there’s no audience, there’s not going to be 80, 90, 100 thousand people, but I still feel just as much pressure because listening to you guys talk in the intro — this might be the most-watched WrestleMania because 1) there’s no programming right now for sporting events. And the people that were traveling for WrestleMania and it being two nights, the pressure is on to deliver without the audience and people enjoying watching the crowd reactions because I feel like that’s part of what makes makes WrestleMania so special. And knowing that there’s a possibility that more people might be watching.
On Rob Gronkowski hosting the show:
One, I have a lot of respect for Gronk with what he’s done with his athletic career but I always say this. We as performers always make this look easy, but just because you’re a talented athlete does not mean you’re going to succeed in the ring. Now, I’m so excited to have him as part of the team, but I have no idea what his in-ring career will look like.
Check out Flair’s full comments below. (H/T and transcribed by 411 Mania)