Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is ready to open his state and he hopes to bring in pro wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts events to generate revenue for the economy.
The Governor made the media rounds this week to talk about his plan to slowly reopen businesses in the state and his plan includes getting sporting events back. Stitt hopes to bring pro wrestling, MMA and boxing back to generate revenue through ticket sales.
Stitt said that his plan to reopen the state will be carefully done but there’s no word yet on what the guidelines would be for sporting events. As noted earlier, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced guidelines for his state and said that large sporting events can welcome fans but must run at 25 percent capacity and should follow social distancing guidelines.
This would allow both WWE and AEW to run shows with fans starting on Monday. As of this writing, there is no word on if WWE plans on welcoming fans to attend Monday Night Raw next week at the Performance Center or if AEW plans on welcoming fans to Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida for AEW Dynamite.
Of course, there is always a risk of someone being exposed to the coronavirus so if WWE and/or AEW decide to let fans into their shows, you can expect strong measures to be taken to minimize those risks.