I hope you enjoyed this past week’s Raw and SmackDown shows from the empty WWE Performance Center, because that’s the way it’s going to be for quite a long time now.
WWE and many other promotions including AEW have been forced into holding empty arena shows in an attempt to slow the spread of Coronavirus, which has left a large part of the world’s population in self-isolation.
The latest Performance Center related announcement is that WrestleMania is to be held there in front of zero people, a decision that hasn’t gone down well with fans.
To ensure that no WWE stars get the virus, WWE is reportedly medically screening anyone who enters the Performance Center.
Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet reports:
Sources say that in order to enter the tapings at the WWE Performance Center amidst the coronavirus pandemic, talent/crew/etc must pass a screening done by a team of physicians.
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) March 17, 2020
Last night’s episode of Raw featured just one match, and was dominated by a reply of the 2020 Men’s Royal Rumble. It appears WWE is doing everything to limit contact between wrestlers until WrestleMania comes around.
It’s all very strange, but keeping safe is of course the main concern.