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WWE Rumored to be Considering a ‘Break’ From Programming Due to Florida’s Stay-at-Home Order

April 1, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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UPDATE: The WrestleVotes Twitter account has a rumor update on how the stay-at-home order for Florida could impact WWE moving forward in the coming weeks. Currently, WWE is covered on programming through April 8. However, the WrestleVotes rumor indicates that WWE is considering “taking a break” from programming after that time.

The tweet reads, “Rumors around the PC last week were that if the state of FL issued a Stay Home order, which happened today, WWE would reconsider taking a break post Mania. The RAW after is shot. I’ve been told if they are pausing for a while, some footage shot won’t be aired. TBD at this point.”

The wrestling promotion has not yet issued an announcement on how it’s going to handle the stay-at-home order for Florida or film upcoming shows. The post WrestleMania editions of Raw and NXT have already been shot.

ORIGINAL: Earlier today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced a stay-at-home order for the entire state of Florida, effective tonight at midnight (April 2), for the next 30 days (via NBC News). As noted, WWE has content that will take them through the April 8 edition of NXT.

Additionally, AEW has opted to move its Dynamite and Dark TV tapings to an undisclosed location. Previously, WWE was filming all of its coronavirus outbreak social isolation material at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Meanwhile, AEW was filming its shows at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida.

How this will affect upcoming TV tapings for the promotions remains to be seen. WrestleMania 36 has already been filmed ahead of its upcoming April 4 and 5 broadcasts before the order went into effect.

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