WWE Changing Schedule To Include More Tapings And Less Live Shows Into July

WWE is making changes to its taping schedule.

According to Ryan Satin of WWE Backstage, WWE will hold live events through the April 24 episode of SmackDown. After that, two shows will be taped every week. This will continue all the way through July.

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The full taping schedule can be seen below.

SmackDown will air this evening live as scheduled on FOX

Raw will air on Monday live as scheduled on USA Network

NXT will air on Wednesday live as scheduled

Next Friday, SmackDown will air live as scheduled

Saturday, April 25; two episodes of SmackDown will be taped (airing May 1 and May 8)

Monday, April 27; two episodes of Raw will be taped (one for that night and the other will air the following week on May 4)

Wednesday, April 29; two episodes of NXT will be taped (one is for that night, the other will air on May 6)

Monday, May 11; one episode of Raw will be taped for that night and one episode of SmackDown will be taped for May 15

Tuesday, May 12; one episode of Raw will be taped for May 18 and one episode of SmackDown will be taped for May 22 

Wednesday, May 13; two episodes of NXT will be taped (one is for that night, the other will air on May 20)

Monday, May 25; two episodes of Raw will be taped (one for that night, the other will air on June 1)

Tuesday, May 26; two episodes of SmackDown will be taped (one will air on May 29, the other will air on June 5)

Wednesday, May 27; two episodes of NXT will be taped (one is for that night, the other will air on June 3)

Monday, June 8; one episode of Raw taped for that evening and another episode of SmackDown taped for June 12

Tuesday, June 9; one episode of NXT will be taped for June 10

Monday, June 15; one episode of Raw taped for that evening and another episode of SmackDown taped for June 19

Tuesday, June 16; one episode of Raw taped for June 22 and another episode of SmackDown taped for June 26

Wednesday, June 17; two episodes of NXT will be taped (one is that night, the other will air on June 24)

Monday, June 29; two episodes of Raw will be taped (one for that night and the other will air on July 6)

Tuesday, June 30; two episodes of SmackDown will be taped (one for July 3 and one for July 10)

Wednesday, July 1; two episodes of NXT will be taped (one is for that night, the other will air on July 8)

A rep for WWE gave Satin the following statement regarding the schedule and safety measures taken by the company.

“We believe it is now more important than ever to provide people with a diversion from these hard times. We are producing content on a closed set with only essential personnel in attendance following appropriate guidelines while taking additional precautions to ensure the health and wellness of our performers and staff. As a brand that has been woven into the fabric of society, WWE and its Superstars bring families together and deliver a sense of hope, determination and perseverance.”

 WWE began taping in large quantities before WrestleMania 36, but resumed a live schedule on April 10 after being deemed "essential business" by the Florida Governor on April 9. As reported by Fightful on April 11, a WWE employee tested positive for COVID-19, but has since recovered.

Fightful will continue to update fans on WWE's schedule as more information is known.

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