You don’t want to go too far. Things are not exactly normal in the world right now and that could be the case for a very long time to come. The spread of the Coronavirus has changed the way everything works and that does not seem ready to change for a long time to come. Part of the problem for the wrestling industry is having a limit on the amount of people who can be in one place at the same time. WWE did not seem too interested in such an issue earlier this week.
The biggest issue currently facing the wrestling industry is a Center For Disease Control recommendation that ten people should not be in the same place at the same time. That can make it rather difficult to produce a wrestling show, but WWE has pushed forward no matter what. However, it turns out that they might not have been playing by the rules earlier this week.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE had over ten people in the WWE Performance Center arena during last week’s SmackDown. The show’s main event was a tag team match, which meant four wrestlers in the ring. There was also a referee, a ring announcer, three commentators, camera operators and various other production workers. While the ten people cannot be seen in any given shot, there were likely more than ten people in the arena at one point.
Count along! Check out the match and see how many people you can spot:
Opinion: While the ten person limit is a recommendation rather than an enforced rule, this is not the kind of thing that is going to look good for WWE. If someone in a position of authority sees this kind of thing happening from too many places, the whole situation could get a little bit more complicated in a hurry. I’m not sure what is going to happen if the company is no longer allowed run shows in the Performance Center, but that might be a possibility in the future due to things like this.
What do you think will happen to WWE? Will something like this get them in trouble? 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!