The time scale is shaping up. One of the biggest stories of the week was news of WWE finally getting their television out of the Performance Center. The facility has been rather useful for WWE during the Coronavirus pandemic but there comes a point where it is time to move on. That is going to be the case starting next week, and now we know some more important details.
There are several questions about WWE moving to the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, but one of the most important is how they will be able to bring in fans. That has been one of the major changes over the summer and it is not clear how long it will be before WWE can run full arenas again. We now know a little bit more about their situation in the Amway Center, including how long they might be around.
According to Jon Alba of MyNews13 in Orlando, WWE has an agreement in place with the city to have full use of the Amway Center, though they will not be allowed to have any fans in attendance through October 30. According to Wrestling Observer Live, WWE’s agreement with the arena runs through the end of the year. It is not clear if the deal can be extended into 2021.
So barring an amendment in the agreement, no live fans through October, but WWE gets arena access for all events through then.
— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) August 15, 2020
Orlando has been a good town for WWE. Check out some of their time there:
Opinion: I’m not sure what to expect from the situation, but if nothing else it will be nice to have a change of pace. Maybe WWE can get some fans back into attendance later on in the year but for now, what matters most is having things feel a little bit different. WWE has been stuck in the Performance Center for months now and that is not going to work any longer. I don’t know if this is going to solve a lot of their problems, but it needs to be done.
What do you think of the deal? Will WWE have fans back in before the end of the year? Let us know in the comments below.
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