The video began with a cinematic cold open before eventually going into its regular music package. But the first few minutes, however, seemed like something out of Land of the Lost.
At one point, the video goes from one WWE star to another while different backgrounds play behind them. A voice that sounds like a pirate narrates, “rewinding” the clip and eventually showing the wrestlers battling skeletons and the crab-like creature.
In terms of weirdness, the wacky opener fits right in line with this year’s WrestleMania. The show doesn’t have an audience, there’s no giant entrance ramp, no stadium and several big names are sitting out.
WWE officials had to move the event from Tampa to Orlando due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and they’ve been filming their shows at the Performance Center ever since.
WrestleMania 36 will stream on the WWE Network and be available on PPV April 4 and April 5 at 7 P.M. E.T.
WWE kicked off the Showcase of the Immortals with what was perhaps the weirdest opening in wrestling history.