AEW plans on returning live in the coming weeks.
As first reported Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, AEW plans to resume taping shows, likely live, beginning on May 6. Shows will be held at Daily's Place in Jacksonville, FL. AEW confirmed the news to Fightful on Friday.
AEW taped months of content in Florida, and then Georgia before the states issued stay-at-home orders. They reportedly had enough content to take them into Double or Nothing, which is scheduled for May 23.
According to an updated report by The Wrestling Observer, the return to Florida is set to get AEW through the month of May including the Double Or Nothing pay-per-view event on May 23. Reportedly, AEW will alternate between live and taped television while in Florida.
The May 6 Dynamite will air live with the episode of AEW Dynamite that will air on 5/13 also taped on the 5/6. Then, the May 20 Dynamite will return to live with no plan as of now for what happens after that.
On April 9, Florida deemed WWE "essential business" under the guise "employees at a professional sports and media production with a national audience -- including any athletes, entertainers, production team, executive team, media team and any others necessary to facilitate including services supporting such production -- only if the location is closed to the general public."
The memo would allow AEW to run shows in Florida under those terms. Florida's stay-at-home order does end on April 30.
AEW held live shows at Daily's Place in Jacksonville before the stay-at-home order was issued in Florida, at which point they moved shows to the Nightmare Factory in Georgia, taping content, including the entire TNT Title Tournament, before the stay-at-home order went into place in Georgia.