Over the weekend, WWE announced they would be returning to live programming for Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown. The company justified the decision by saying they were providing a distraction for people during the coronavirus pandemic and that WWE is a brand "that has been woven into the fabric of society."
The first live episode of Raw for a number of weeks was broadcast from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida last night. While the show seemed to go on without a hitch, WrestleVotes reported on Twitter that the mood backstage amongst WWE talent was that of uncertainty throughout the day. Many didn't think they should be at the tapings and recording live TV during the pandemic, but they still travelled to the show because it's their job.
WrestleVotes tweeted: "Source states mood at the PC today is that of uncertainty. Many know they shouldn't be there, but realize this is their job. And as unfortunate as it may sound, they can all pull out 1 by 1, and the show will still go on. WWE will always have a big enough roster to continue."