WWE has begun to work on plans to get fans back at their shows.
WrestelVotes is reporting that the WWE live event schedule is being rebuilt and discussions on ticket sales are moving forward with plans to implement social distancing guidelines. It’s a tricky situation so it will be interesting to see how they can pull this off.
WrestleVotes also indicated that anything with fans should not be expected until July.
As previously noted, Vince McMahon has reportedly been dead set on getting fans in attendance for SummerSlam. However, the city of Boston is not allowing mass gatherings until September at the earliest so WWE will either have to move SummerSlam to a new venue in a different city or delay the show until September if they want fans at the show.
One thing that will need to be addressed is COVID-19 testing and face masks. If WWE can get rapid testing and face masks for every fan who enters an arena for one of their shows, then it would be more feasible for them to run shows while reducing any potential exposure to the virus. WWE began using plexiglass at the Performance Center this week to put some distance between the NXT wrestlers posing as talent and the wrestlers in the ring. That may have to be something considered for when fans are allowed back at their shows.
I’m hearing that internally the WWE live event schedule is slowly being rebuilt. I’m still not expecting anything with fans prior to July, however. Discussions about ticket sales going forward have also begun, with social distancing guildlines remaining in place. That’s tricky.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) May 26, 2020