Report: AEW Put Measures In Place Before Dynamite To Combat Coronavirus Pandemic

Taking precautions...

The coronavirus pandemic has caused enormous disruption to the professional wrestling world. Numerous promotions like RevPro, wXw, Ring Of Honor, and AAA have been forced to cancel shows. AEW has also had to adapt as all episodes of Dynamite will be broadcast from an empty Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida until at least April 15.

Ryan Satin at Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that the young promotion has put additional measures in place for talent when they arrive at the arena. Before wrestlers were allowed to enter the building on Wednesday, they were tested by a team of doctors to ensure they were in good health, as opposed to a coronavirus test. 

Talent were also only allowed to practice in the ring before the show in groups of people, and the same rule applied for the promo area and catering. 

For the avoidance of doubt, Satin penned: "According to sources, talent got tested by a team of physicians yesterday before entering Daily’s Place in Jacksonville to be involved in the show. Just like with WWE’s Performance Center shows, this was a test to make sure those entering the building are in good health … not a coronavirus test. We’re told talent could also only practice in the ring before the show in waves of people. The same rule applied for catering, the promo area and other frequented spots."


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