BY APRIL 11, 2020
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, WWE is reportedly planning to air the upcoming episodes of Raw, SmackDown and NXT live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
According to Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin, the decision to return to live programming was made following Friday’s filming of SmackDown and 205 Live.
F4WOnline (WrestlingInc.com’s Joshua Gagnon) reported that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon made the call and determined that he wanted the shows to be “as close to live as soon as possible.”
That is in contrast to the reported original plan, which was to tape all television shows up until the May 10 Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
F4WOnline noted that the decision may have to do with WWE’s television contracts with NBC Universal and Fox, as they only allow for a certain amount of taped shows to air per year… Read More HERE