Possible save location for WWE TV recordings if Florida shuts them down, Payback PPV News

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According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE officials have reportedly implemented several backup plans if they are no longer allowed to film television content in the state of Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic.However, the Observer also reported how there is a belief that WWE cannot be shut down in Florida due to Linda McMahon’s Super PAC (Political Action Committee) pledge to spend $ 18.5 million. dollars in the Sunshine State for Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, and because of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s loyalty to Trump.

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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