Since the outbreak of the coronavirus and WWE not being allowed to hold events with fans, the company has been working on having fans attend shows again.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE contacted a company for local people for TV tapings on a Friday and a Monday in late July. Per the report, the TV tapings would take place at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida, which seats 8,000, on Friday, July 24, and Monday, July 27.
These would be live shows. The arena has hosted ROH shows in the past. Of course with things always changing with the virus and guidelines to battle it, WWE may have to push these live TV shoots to August.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon originally wanted to announce these dates this coming week because he wants to be the first person to hold a live indoor sports event with fans again.
The idea for fans to attend would be for them to practice social distancing so there would be a limited amount of fans in attendance in order to comply with the allowed capacity.
As noted, there’s been a spike in WWE of people testing positive for the virus so there’s no word yet on how that will impact the plans set out by McMahon. The company hasn’t hosted fans for its TV events since early March due to the coronavirus pandemic.