The show must go on. With WrestleMania 36 in the books, it is time to go forward with the WWE slate. Normally that makes a lot of sense and follows a pretty simple pattern, but this year that might not be as easy. Thanks to a lack of fans in the building and a ban on gatherings of more than just a handful of people in the same place, it might not be so easy to run shows. WWE might night mind.
The way wrestling television is taped has changed a lot in the last few weeks and that is likely going to be the case for a good while to come. One of the solutions would seem to be taping as many shows in advance as you can. This might make things a little more difficult for that night, but it can buy the company some time going forward. That’s not what WWE is doing at all though.
According to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown will be attempting to return to live programming starting this Friday. This would come despite a shelter in place order from the Governor of Florida. It is not known how WWE would get around the ban or if WWE is going to be attempting such tapings every single week going forward.
Hearing both SmackDown (4/10) & RAW (4/13) will be live from the PC. Seems like WWE will indeed push on, no break at this time coming. Tonight’s RAW & this weeks NXT have already been taped.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) April 6, 2020
SmackDown has been interesting as of late. Check out some of the recent show:
Opinion: This is something that could go either way for the company. Yes they have a way to do television, assuming this works. However, if it doesn’t work, I certainly hope that they have a backup plan in mind. You never know how things are going to work out for them but we should know a lot more by Friday. WWE’s backs are against the wall at the moment and I’m not sure what that is going to mean for them going forward.
Do you like WWE’s plan? How long can it work? Let us know in the comments below.
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