It would be a first. If there is one thing that can be said about WWE, it is that they are persistent. Outside of some very specific circumstances, you almost never see their television shows take a night off. It’s something that can be a good or bad thing depending on the circumstances, but this time around there might be something that causes them to take a breather.
The world has been turned upside down by the spread of the Coronavirus over the last few weeks. We could be a good while away from having things get better and that is going to present a lot of problems for everyone, including the wrestling world. Things are getting even harder in certain areas and one of these changes could have a hard impact on WWE television.
On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ordered citizens to stay at home, which would include closing all non-essential businesses, for thirty days starting Thursday night at midnight. This may include WWE’s use of the Performance Center, which would change their ability to film television. According to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, WWE may be taking a break from filming due to the order. They currently have television filmed through April 8 and were planning on filming again on April 10. Should they take a break, they may just scrap the already taped April 6 episode of Monday Night Raw.
Rumors around the PC last week were that if the state of FL issued a Stay Home order, which happened today, WWE would reconsider taking a break post Mania. The RAW after is shot. I’ve been told if they are pausing for a while, some footage shot won’t be aired. TBD at this point.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) April 1, 2020
This could mean seeing a lot of this kind of thing. Check out some of the best of WWE:
Opinion: As annoying as this could be, there comes a point where WWE has to do something else. I have no idea if they have another option besides working in the Performance Center, but maybe having a little break is the best thing that they can do. Let them have a breather and come back with something better. That being said, this is WWE and they don’t like to cancel for anything. See WrestleMania 36 for more details.
Is this a good idea? What will WWE do in this situation? Let us know in the comments below.
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. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!