WWE is keeping their programming on the air as much as possible during this awful coronavirus pandemic. This includes wrestling in front of zero fans.
USA Today’s Commercial Appeal recently spoke to Jerry Lawler. He was on RAW this week and understands how the show came off. He said that it might not hurt WWE to pipe in crowd noise just to give the feel of a typical pro wrestling match.
I’ve been to (football) training camps where the players go through their practice sessions with loud music or crowd noise piped in. I don’t think it would hurt anything at all if they piped in some crowd noise behind the matches. And even explain it to the fans. It’ll make the matches more entertaining and it’ll make it easier for the performers themselves.”
Football practice is a good example to use, but it might not be incredibly effective. Fans at home would still see that there are no fans in the Performance Center. Few would blame WWE if they tried to add some element to the show to make up for having zero fans.