All Elite Wrestling will return to live shows on Wednesday with a new episode of Dynamite. Recent episodes were taped at Daily's Place in Florida and the Nightmare Factory in Georgia before both states issued stay-at-home orders.
Florida's stay-at-home order expired at the end of April, allowing AEW to return to the venue.
In a Facebook post, The IATSE, a labor union representing technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, and trade shows, explained the safety measures taken to re-open Daily's Place.
We reopened with AEW-All Elite Wrestling SAFELY at Daily’s Place Amphitheatre today. A COVID-19 Rapid Test was given to every stagehand, road crew, venue staff and talent before entering the venue. Portable wash stations, hand sanitizer stations, mandatory masks covering, social distancing (especially at breaks) at all times. We didn’t ask to be the first but we are and we are working to keep it SAFE!
AEW events will continue to be held without a live audience. IATSE commented that the tests were employer-supplied and that local members tested negative on the Serological test.
Tony Khan took to social media later on Monday to reveal all wrestlers and staff tested negative as well.
#AEWDynamite is live tonight on TNT at 8pm ET/7CT! I’ve tested negative for COVID as have all wrestlers & staff here, we’re taking best precautions possible & it’ll be a great show with the debut of Matt Hardy teaming w/ Kenny Omega v. Jericho & Guevara, + @JonMoxley v. Kazarian! pic.twitter.com/Kh56Drk5I4— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) May 6, 2020
Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite beginning at 8 p.m. ET.