There’s a new opening. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the wrestling world works and the changes are still being felt every single day. It is rather hard to see things getting back to normal anytime soon but that does not mean things are staying the same. The situation makes the smaller victories that much better and that is the case again in a special wrestling place.
One of the biggest changes in all of wrestling has been the lack of locations. WWE, AEW and Major League Wrestling have all been running television exclusively out of Florida due to the state’s less strict laws involving entertainment events running. Florida has been a lifeline to wrestling companies but now another state is opening its doors to a potential wrestling comeback.
According to CNBC.com, the state of New York will allow venues with a capacity of over 10,000 to re-open at 10% capacity starting on February 23. This will include venues such as Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center, which will open with an NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Sacramento Kings. Every fan will be required to produce a negative Coronavirus test taken 72 hours before the event. There is no word on any wrestling events being scheduled in the state at the moment.
Opinion: While this might not be the most important change on the surface, it feels more like things starting to come out of the tunnel a little bit. Opening up a state, even on a small level, suggests that things are starting to get somewhat better. If this works out, maybe more states follow suit and they open it up a little bigger. After that, we could be well on our way to something a bit closer to normal.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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