Can you blame them? WWE is starting to come out of the Coronavirus pandemic as live events with fans will be back on the road next month. That is going to be a huge return to normal for the company but it is also going to come after more than a year of being in Florida. WWE is trying to do something to make it easier, but the plan is being met with a bit of resistance.
Earlier this week, reports came out of WWE holding mandatory training sessions at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. The idea behind the sessions was to get the wrestlers ready to return to the road in July, as some wrestlers have not been used as frequently on television. These sessions would take place on days when wrestlers were not appearing on television, and now it is not going as well as WWE planned.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there are some WWE wrestlers who are unhappy with the training sessions as they feel they can train elsewhere. The sessions are not seen as a problem for those who live in Orlando, but the wrestlers who are from outside the area are unhappy with being asked to do more work for no additional pay. Also, certain top stars are not required to attend the sessions, which will be optional for them instead.
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Opinion: I can get both sides of this. On one hand, it is a great sign that WWE is actually having the wrestlers put in some extra effort on getting back into the swing of things. However, I can also understand that the wrestlers, who likely have exercise equipment of their own and know how to train, are being asked to make an additional road trip to Orlando for what are likely basic training sessions. At the end of the day though, it is part of working for WWE and that will likely be the result of the whole thing.
What do you think of the idea? How much will it help? 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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