An update on the potential of WWE running live events before 2021.
WWE hasn’t held an event that wasn't meant for television or pay-per-view outside of the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida since March 9, when Monday Night Raw was held in Washington DC.
Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, WWE has had to shift gears and put all of its focus and resources into taping events, at times in bulk, from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando with NXT filming at Full Sail Live in Winter Park, Florida.
According to a new report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider, WWE has begun the early work in planning a strategy for running events outside of TV tapings before the year is over. reportedly, some in WWE are hoping to hold Live Events by the end of summer. There are also those within the company who are hoping to run live events at either the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida or Full Sail Live in Winter Park by August.
On the flip side, there are those who reportedly still consider these hopeful timeframes premature, and the entire process is considered to be very "day-to-day."
Moving forward, there will be many issues related to COVID-19 that will need to be addressed. These issues include social distancing guidelines, reducing the amount of attendance capacity, and also monitoring spikes in new cases of the pandemic. Many states in the country have seen a spike in new cases since reopening has begun in all 50 states.
Since the pandemic worsened, WWE has released several Superstars and producers in the name of cost-effectiveness. You can see a list of releases made on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at this link
Fightful will continue to monitor the situation and report any and all updates.