It was also noted by a source familiar with the situation, via the Observer, that WWE CEO Vince McMahon has DeSantis “by the ball.” It’s no secret that DeSantis wants WrestleMania to return to Florida once the sports leagues are able to resume fairly regular operations with supporters.
To prepare in case things get so bad in Florida that there is a full lockdown, McMahon had a study prepared and now has several different locations as a back-up plan.
One of the potential save locations is the WWE Television Studios near the company’s headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, where the “Firefly Fun House” match between John Cena and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt was filmed. for WrestleMania 36. It is said that WWE may make this setting similar to the configuration used at WWE Performance Center in Orlando. One issue with using the Stamford location, and any other location outside of Florida, is that they wouldn’t have easy access to contract wrestlers to use as crowd members.
WWE Slam summer the location is still slated to be the Performance Center as of today. WWE continues to seek out outdoor venues outside of Florida and is still considering a beach or boat to hold Slam summer August 23. It was reported earlier this week that WWE has added a pay-per-view Payback to its internal schedule, slated for the following week. Slam summer August 30. PWInsider reports that the reimbursement should take place at the Performance Center.
Stay tuned for updates.
Source: Wrestling Observer newsletter
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