According to a report from Fightful Select, WWE’s move to the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida has been unanimously positive so far. Earlier this week, WWE officially announced the switch to SmackDown, which will mean a return to live recordings.The WWE roster is hoping the move means shorter recording days, as some weeks have resulted in talent being present all day and recordings exceeding 1 a.m. Concerns have been expressed about how the unpredictable nature of the pandemic could affect emissions. The entire talent roster said they heard the news online and were not officially informed of the move last week.
WWE is currently conducting COVID-19 testing and has been for two months. When the company last looked to return to live events in April, it was still only doing temperature checks and many on the list were worried about it. Those fears were proven to be true when WWE finally had an epidemic of positive tests in late June.
Look for the Amway Center to be the new home for all future Monday Night RAW, Friday Night SmackDown, and WWE pay-per-views for the foreseeable future. NXT will remain at Full Sail University.