Before going on a hiatus for the foreseeable future, AEW taped months of content in Florida and Georgia. The tapings took place on a closed set at Daily's Place (Florida) and the Nightmare Factory (Georgia) before AEW suspended live operations.
Appearing on Busted Open Radio, Cody detailed the lengths AEW went to, to provide a safe atmosphere for talent.
"When we first started, Brandi was adamant that we have a medical team. I rarely swing by the trainer's room but we also have a physio team. All the perks of a high-end wrestling company. She picked out Doc Sampson, who is famous for saving Jerry Lawler's life after his heart attack. He does not take shit from anybody. He set in a really rigorous amount of guidelines and everyone was able to follow them. You're quarantined in a hotel so we can keep the numbers under ten at the actual arena and then you're sanitizing a car steering wheel, the ropes are being sanitized, you're getting your temperature checked, you're getting quarantine questions a page long. You had to limit the people who are older individuals or people with immune illnesses of some kind, they can't be present because we don't want to put them in any risk, so we're doing interviews remotely. It's been an extreme challenge, but I wanted to be able to answer all challenges. Certain people really stepped up. Tony Khan, more than anybody," he said.
On television, AEW did have more than ten people in the arena for matches, but a state official for Georgia was present at the tapings to ensure AEW followed the rules and regulations of social spacing and the maximum number of people in one place at a time.
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