So that’s how they’re doing it. One of the biggest stories of the last week has been WWE deciding to run live shows every week going forward despite the Coronavirus. That isn’t something that made a lot of sense on paper, but it was fairly clear that something was up. With Florida on lockdown, how could they get away with something like this? Well now we have a better idea.
The story did not make a ton of sense. How could WWE manage to continue running shows when there was nothing else going on in the entire state? Yes WWE could get away with having less than ten people in the arena at a time, but the pieces weren’t coming together for some reason. There was something missing and now we know what that little extra bit of information is.
During a press conference on Monday, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings stated that the office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had declared WWE an essential business, allowing them to continue to operate as usual. There is no word on what caused WWE to be named an essential business, though they were not initially named as such, only to be changed later at some point.
That’s quite the get for WWE. Check out some of their essential moments:
Opinion: This isn’t something that is likely to go over well and you can probably write a lot of the jokes yourself. Calling WWE, an entertainment company, an essential business does not sound like something that makes the most sense and there very well may be a good bit of dealing behind the scenes that made it work out. I’m sure WWE was happy with it, though there are going to be several people who aren’t.
What do you think of the decision? What does it mean for WWE? 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!