In WWE, “the show must go on,” has always been standard procedure. As evidence of this, WWE SmackDown on September 13, 2001, was the first live public assembly following the tragedy on September 11, 2001.
Now, as the world continues to monitor the global Coronavirus pandemic, “The Man” Becky Lynch says it is business as usual backstage for the sports entertainment leaders.
Speaking with TV Insider on Wednesday, Becky Lynch spoke about maintaining a levelheaded outlook in the face of an outbreak such as this.
“It’s business as usual,” she remarked. “I think we’re constantly meeting different people. We’re constantly shaking hands. We know to use hand sanitizer. We’re always exposed to so many different bacteria in our lives and so many different countries. You can’t freak out about any of this stuff. You have to continue on and hope for the best.”
These remarks from Lynch, although resembling the unbreakable spirit synonymous with WWE's presentation throughout the years, came prior to President Trump declaring a national state of emergency and issuing a travel ban from all European countries, including Becky Lynch's home country of Ireland.
Still, the show must go on. In that spirit, the show Becky Lynch calls home, Monday Night Raw, will, in fact, go on from the WWE Performance Center without a live audience on Monday, March 16. This episode was to originally take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before being moved due to the outbreak.