Future WWE Tapings In Doubt
Old pay-per-views could become the norm on Monday and Friday nights soon...
The coronavirus has caused major disruption to WWE programming. The company has been forced to broadcast Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown from the WWE Performance Center, and WrestleMania 36 was moved from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida and will now be taped at multiple locations.
WWE is taping all of its content until the Raw after WrestleMania 36 this week, with night two of The Showcase Of The Immortals to be finished by Thursday night.
This could be the last piece of new WWE programming we get for some time, however, as Mayor of Orange County, Florida Jerry Demings issued an executive order last night ordering residents to stay at home and for all non-essential businesses to close from March 26 at 11 pm ET. The lockdown will last until at least April 9, but could be extended.
To the surprise of no one, WWE has not been classified as an essential business by Orange County, and unless the lockdown ends on April 9, they will be unable to tape any new episodes of Raw or SmackDown.