The bigger boss speaks. WWE has been doing what it can to deal with the lack of fans in attendance at its television tapings. There is only so much that can be done in front of an empty building, but things have gotten a little better since they have begun using NXT wrestlers as a makeshift crowd. Something else has been missing from the shows though and now WWE may be forced to change things up.
Since the Coronavirus pandemic began, medical masks have become a common sight around the world. People are trying to protect themselves from the spread of the virus and that is something that will be around for a long time. Sometimes you do not see them being worn though and that is the case at WWE events. That might be changed though and it may be out of WWE’s hands.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida Mayor Jerry Dennings will be signing an executive order requiring all residents in Orlando, County to wear face masks in public. This includes employees of businesses and comes after the county has seen a spike in Coronavirus cases. Audiences at WWE shows have not worn masks, with the company saying that they were not required due to the people following social distancing guidelines. This comes after conflicting stories over WWE possibly ordering masks removed at this week’s television taping.
Imagine this, but with masks. Check out how this week’s Monday Night Raw went:
Opinion: This is hardly surprising and I would hope that WWE wouldn’t bother trying to find a way around it. Almost everyone is using masks at this point so why bother doing anything that could cause an issue? How many people are going to complain about seeing a bunch of people at a wrestling show wearing medical masks? Just follow the orders and don’t get in trouble as it really isn’t worth the headaches/potential major problems.
Will WWE follow the order? Have the NXT wrestlers helped? 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!