ROH and MLW say the Governor of Florida allowing wrestling with a national audience to take place on a closed set without a crowd does not mean they’ll be running shows there.
As we previously reported, WWE has been deemed an essential service amidst the coronavirus pandemic along with other sports and media production. This allows them to continue producing content from the Performance Center.
The order states employees at a professional sports and media production with a national audience are allowed to continue going to work as long as the location is closed to the general public. This includes athletes, entertainers and any other necessary team members.
When asked by POST Wrestling about ROH’s stance on the potential of running cards in Florida due to the new executive order, COO Joe Koff sent the following statement:
“I think it’s great for WWE that they are able to operate how they see fit, or how they may even need to for their business. It doesn’t necessarily change our approach to the pandemic though. The safety of all our performers, staff, vendors, and fans are the most important thing to us right now and we are continuing to improve our infrastructure and find ways to connect with them during this time. Are we eager to get back? Absolutely. For now, we will be monitoring day by day.”
MLW’s Court Bauer also commented on the matter, telling the publication he will not put his athletes, crew or staff at risk of contracting the virus by running shows in Florida at the moment.
WWE is currently set to continue producing shows live from the PC for the foreseeable future.