On Wednesday during a press conference, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke about the importance of having WWE be able to hold TV tapings in the state and his decision to deem them an essential business.
Since March, WWE has been holding TV tapings in Orlando during the outbreak of the virus as the state was under stay-at-home orders.
“I helped recruit. I wanted wrestling to be filmed in Orlando. I’d like them to do WrestleMania. They were going to do WrestleMania in April. That was hundreds of millions of dollars,” DeSantis said. “I want to keep that good relationship. I want them to invest in Florida.”
He would then talk about the UFC holding three events in the state next month as well as a golf event taking place.
Another highlight of the conference was when he discussed when he thinks fans could return to attending sporting events. According to the Governor, he thinks as long as the trends are good, it could happen as soon as June or July but noted how fans won’t be able to be packed in as they were used to doing.
In fact, an outside venue with fans being ten feet apart is something he can see happening.
Conan O’Brien made fun of Florida for deeming WWE an essential business in a recent video, which you can watch here.