ESPN Is Going To Start Airing Classic ‘WrestleMania’ Shows Now That Real Sports Have Basically Stopped Existing

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It’s been *checks calendar* NINE DAYS?!?!?! ONLY NINE FUCKING DAYS????? You’re telling me only nine days have passed since the NBA suspended its season?

Regardless of how long it’s actually been, it feels like an eternity has elapsed since Adam Silver made the decision to press the pause button and virtually every other league in the world followed suit, as the NHL and MLB also put things on hold before the NCAA went one step further by doing what was previously unthinkable and canceling March Madness altogether.

Over the course of just a few days, we were suddenly living in a world that is virtually without sports, and unless you enjoy watching Molly Qerim make her co-hosts visibly uncomfortable, there’s really not much of a reason to tune into ESPN unless you prefer to sit through commercials to get news about NFL free agency instead of following the guys who report about it on Twitter.

Sure, there were some holdouts (and still are thanks to noted asshat Dana White) including the WWE, which did everything in its power to avoid canceling WrestleMania before coming to terms with reality and pivoting to a two-night event featuring Rob Gronkowski as host and zero fans in attendance as opposed to the 70,000 or so who were slated to show up in Tampa.

As a result, I’m not sure what we should expect from WrestleMania 36, but if it’s anything like Stone Cold’s appearance on Raw on Monday, things are going to get a little weird.

Thanks to the severe shortage of “real” sports the world is currently facing, ESPN has been forced to scramble a bit, and after announcing “The Ocho” will be making its grand return this weekend, the network has revealed it’ll be rebroadcasting some classic WrestleMania shows leading up to this event.

According to Variety, things will kick off on Sunday night when ESPN airs WrestleMania 30, the 2014 event where The Undertaker’s legendary streak finally came to a close. The remaining slate is yet to be unveiled, but if you’re looking for a real treat, keep an eye out for a rebroadcast of Wrestlemania 26, which features a match for the ages between The Deadman and Shawn Michaels.

Some people might not be amped that ESPN is showing this instead of actual sports, but in the immortal words of some dude named Jeff:

At this point, just take what you can get.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.