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UPDATED: More on WWE Pre-Taping Raw & Smackdown Leading Into WrestleMania

March 20, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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UPDATE: PWInsider has new details on WWE’s plan to tape multiple episodes of Smackdown and Raw. The company reports that next week’s Smackdown will be taped on Saturday at the WWE Performance Center and Raw will follow suit, with more content pre-taped at Monday’s Raw taping.

The site says they independently confirmed the information from the Post Wrestling report, and say WWE is trying to get as far ahead for TV as they can so that they make sure to have content leading into WrestleMania.

ORIGINAL: According to new reports, WWE is considering taping episodes of Raw and Smackdown — as well as perhaps WrestleMania — next week. Post Wrestling and the WON have separately reported that there are plans of taping the remaining episodes of Raw and Smackdown that would lead into WrestleMania. The WON notes that this is likely but not confirmed by them, and that the taping would likely take place in Orlando over the next few days.

In addition, both sites note that there was discusssion of taping WrestleMania in advance. Post Wrestling reports that this something that one source “expected” will happen.

WrestleMania will air on Saturday and Sunday over multiple nights, with WON noting that while the primary location will be the Performance Center, there are a few gimmick matches that will be shot at different locations. As with everything leading into WrestleMania — and especially in the middle of an expanding pandemic — this is all very much subject to change.