Spread it out a bit. WWE is the biggest wrestling company in the world and as a result, they have all kinds of television shows to present. That means a lot of work has to go into keeping all of the television shows running smoothly, which has not been the easiest thing in the world due to the Coronavirus. It was made even more difficult this week and things reached a bit of a breaking point.
One of the biggest stories of the week was an unnamed NXT wrestler testing positive for the Coronavirus, causing WWE to cancel their planned television tapings on Tuesday. The company started testing everyone involved in the tapings for the Coronavirus, meaning things were going to be going a lot more slowly for the time being. That is a little tricky given how WWE operates and it caught up to them on Wednesday.
According to PWInsider.com, WWE postponed Wednesday’s SmackDown taping as the day’s marathon taping schedule was running behind. WWE was planning to tape the June 26 edition of the show but will tape it next Friday instead. The taping was delayed as various Coronavirus testing results were still waiting to come in. Wednesday’s taping was scheduled to include this week’s NXT and 205 Live, plus next week’s Monday Night Raw, Raw Talk, SmackDown, NXT, Main Event and 205 Live, with the taping starting at 11am but did not start until 1pm.
Now that is a marathon. Check out some of the shows they were planning on taping:
Opinion: That’s probably for the best as that would be a ridiculous amount of material to tape in a single day. You would think that WWE might try something like taping Raw Talk backstage or airing a Best Of 205 Live for the next two weeks as it isn’t like they have any contractual obligations holding them back otherwise. But why do that when you can do everything at once instead?
What do you think of WWE’s scheduling? Which of their shows is the best at the moment? Let us know in the comments below.
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