In the aftermath of WrestleMania 36, WWE has decided to push forward with taping upcoming episodes of their weekly television shows – Raw, NXT, and SmackDown – despite the increase of states issuing lockdowns for residents.
WWE is planning to hold TV tapings from the empty WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL this week. In order to follow CDC guidelines for the COVID-19 outbreak, WWE will have talent stay at a hotel in the arena and will tape TV shows in bulk.
Pwinsider.com reports that the company plans to take further safety measures at the Performance Center while working through the pandemic. To keep things as clean as possible, they will be changing the ropes, turnbuckles, aprons, and canvas after every match. The company also plans to sanitize the training facility as they work.
WWE has had Triple H and Stephanie McMahon among others do the media rounds to spread the word that they are taking as many safety measures as possible during these TV tapings.
There is currently a stay-at-home order in place for the state of Florida, but there’s still no word yet on how WWE is handling it in regards to their TV tapings.