ROH And MLW Won't Run In Florida Despite Government Memo

WWE is allowed to keep running live events in Florida as they have been deemed "essential business" according to the Florida government.

In a memo that went around on April 9, WWE was added to the "essential business" list 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."

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Other wrestling companies such as ROH, MLW, and AEW would seemingly fall into that category as each company has ties to Florida and have television deals.

John Pollock of POST Wrestling obtained statements from ROH and MLW on the possibility of running events in Florida.

ROH's Joe Koff said, "I think it's great for WWE that they are able to operate how they see fit, or how they may even need to for their business. It doesn't necessarily change our approach to the pandemic though. The safety of all our performers, staff, vendors, and fans are the most important thing to us right now and we are continuing to improve our infrastructure and find ways to connect with them during this time. Are we eager to get back? Absolutely. For now, we will be monitoring day by day."

MLW's Court Bauer said, "No. I will not put my athletes, crew and staff along with their families at risk of contracting the virus."

Fightful has reached out to AEW regarding the situation, but has not heard back. AEW did tape months worth of content in Florida and Georgia before suspending operations for the time being.

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