Before major league sports called off their respective seasons, there was a short-lived solution to the threat posed by the novel coronavirus: allow the athletes to compete in empty stadiums.
That led to some very strange imagery like this:
But that’s nothing compared to the dynamic achieved by combining the empty-stadium approach with the highly-produced, energy overload of professional wrestling.
In this WWE clip, Bray Wyatt gets into it with John Cena, but the whole thing feels like some kind of warp in time/space:
— WWE (@WWE) March 14, 2020
And the actual matches are even stranger:
It’s getting weird out there.