Yesterday was set to be one of the longest taping sessions in WWE history as the company was scheduled to film next week's editions of Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown, Main Event, and two episodes of 205 Live at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Last night's and next week's editions of NXT were also scheduled to be taped at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.
Production didn't go as planned, however, as multiple reports throughout the day noted it was "chaotic" backstage and "a very frustrating morning." The most scathing criticism was revealed by WrestleVotes as they received a text which described the tapings as a "full blown clusterf**k."
The text stated: "How can I put this nicely: a complete, unbelievable, lack of leadership, full blown CLUSTERF**K. They should be embarrassed. Total clown show."
Filming was scheduled to begin at 11 am ET but coronavirus test results for some employees and talent were delayed which prevented them from entering the venues and working the tapings. Mike Johnson at PWInsider reported production eventually began at 1 pm but the delay meant the SmackDown taping was cancelled. It will now be taped on June 26 as a live-to-tape episode.