It was previously reported that WWE's decision to resume their live broadcasts was made yesterday at the company's Performance Center. What was initially supposed to be a mass taping of the next five weeks of programming was suddenly changed. After one episode of SmackDown had been taped Friday afternoon, the taped show was scrapped in favor of doing the show live that night.
An update from Fightful claims the decision to scrap the mass tapings and go back to live shows was made by a "very aggressive" Vince McMahon. The report also states that many talents were unhappy with this decision, which will mean more time spent traveling for the weekly events.
Fightful also says that several talents were given a letter to show to law enforcement, in case they're stopped and questioned in transit to or from the events. The letter explains that the talents are considered "essential media".
WWE's weekly shows are building to the Money in the Bank pay-per-view on May 10, which is presumably also taking place at the Performance Center.