It isn’t a bad idea. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the wrestling world works but things are starting to come back to normal. Both AEW and WWE will be back to a touring schedule over the summer, meaning that fans will be back in attendance for the first time in a very good while. That is going to be a big change and now WWE is trying to get its wrestlers ready.
According to PWInsider.com, Vince McMahon has ordered the WWE roster to report to the Performance Center for mandatory workouts before they return to live touring in July. The workouts could begin as early as next week and will included drills and possible matches to sharpen skills. They will take place on days when wrestlers are not set to appear on television. Reaction to the workouts have been mixed, as some do not like using an off day for such workouts, while others feel that they need the extra practice. Everyone from main eventers to lower card wrestlers will be attending.
WWE has announced that they will be returning to live touring starting on July 16 with a SmackDown in Houston, Texas. The show will be the first stop on a twenty five city tour to take place over the next several months. The company has announced more shows for the tour since then, including non-televised events. There is no word on when WWE will announce more dates beyond the ones currently announced.
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Opinion: This is something that might seem rather basic but it is the kind of thing that needs to be done. No matter how you look at it, most of these wrestlers have been working one day a week at most, with many of them having not wrestled for several months. It makes a lot of sense to try to get people back to their normal selves, which is going to take quite a bit of work. WWE has those resources available though and now they are being used.
Is this a good idea? Who will benefit from it the most? 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.
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