WWE was set to tape several weeks of television this weekend but plans have changed.
Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that Raw, Friday Night SmackDown and NXT will be live shows going forward. The shows will still take place at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
WWE sources told PWS that the decision to go back to live shows was made after they filmed 205 Live and Friday Night SmackDown earlier today.
This is an interesting move because Florida Governor Ron Desantis issued a 30-day stay-at-home order beginning last Thursday. Desantis is good friends with President Donald Trump and has been in lock step with Trump so the President is unlikely to intervene.
WWE has been filming in the empty Performance Center due to the coronavirus pandemic. There was talk last week that the company had an undisclosed location as a backup in case they were no longer able to run at the PC. It seems that WWE does not think that will be an issue.
It will be interesting to see if AEW reacts to this since NXT will be live against their taped programming. AEW recently taped a bunch of shows that can fill content on TNT for several weeks.