Florida Governor Deems WWE An Essential Business

Florida Governor Deems WWE An Essential Business

We now know a little more about why WWE has been able to continue running shows. It has been revealed that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis deemed WWE an essential business, allowing them to remain open.

During a press conference today in Florida, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings revealed the details. Here is the quote, courtesy of Pro Wrestling Sheet:

“Initially there was a review that was done and they were not initially deemed an essential business. With some conversations with the Governor’s office regarding the Governor’s order, they were deemed an essential business. So, therefore, they were allowed to remain open.”

“In terms of the specifics associated with the wrestling personality who tested positive, I don’t know any of the details of that obviously because of HIPAA laws,”

“But, that’s like a little family. A small family of professional athletes that wrestle. And if one of my family members tested positive in my house, that would be concerning to me. We would have to make some provisions in our house to make sure that the rest of us not get infected. So I would assume that, from a business perspective, the WWE is doing that type of analysis of its own family.”

WWE will continue to run shows at the Performance Center for the immediate future. They are set to air a live edition of Raw tonight and will continue to air NXT and SmackDown going forward.

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