WWE Superstars were faced with a very unique problem when fans could no longer attend events. They were working in front of zero live fans, but that’s nothing new for pro wrestling.
During the Busted Open Podcast, Big Show pointed out how a lot of the older territory television shows had no live audience. Wrestlers were directing their attention toward the fans at home. This is a trick that WWE Superstars need to utilize in order to effectively reach the audience. In the end, it will make them all better entertainers.
“This is going to sound bad, but you’re not working for the people there. You’re working for the millions of people watching at home. That’s why your matches face hard camera. That’s why most of your sells, your reactions, your finishers are all facing toward that hard camera because you’re working toward that crowd at home.”
“I think a lot of the times the younger generation who haven’t had a lot of time to focus on that take advantage and they work the back of the ring and the sides, you know where they can find the most people because that’s the easiest way to do it.”
“Now I think you’re gonna see a lot of talent really get get comfortable, really improve and explode once we get back in front of a live audience again because they’ll appreciate it because it was taken away from them.”
Big Show probably can’t wait for live fans to return like so many other fans. Some fans stopped watching pro wrestling without live fans. Hopefully, they return. WWE could also be writing a blueprint on what not to do.
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