WWE Ready To Restart Touring When Arenas Safely Reopen

They're ready to "go and entertain"...

Since the March 13 episode of Friday Night SmackDown, WWE has broadcast all programming behind closed doors at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida and Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. 

The company has been planning to resume live events for at least a month and Vince McMahon even booked the 8,000-seat RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida for July 24 and July 27 to tape episodes of Raw and SmackDown. However, those plans were reportedly cancelled earlier this week because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as new cases continue to rise in the Sunshine State. 

WWE EVP of Global Head of Sales and Partnerships John Brody recently appeared on the SportsPro podcast to talk about how the company has adapted to the pandemic. During the discussion, Brody revealed the company is ready to resume touring and "put smiles on people's faces" as soon as arenas safely reopen.

Brody said: "Yeah, look, first of all, if people will open arenas safely, we're ready. Our Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon has said we're ready to go and entertain and put smiles on people's faces, so we look forward to that next step in the transition."


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