As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, WWE has been forced to make a few rather drastic changes to their regular ways of running television tapings.
The changes include but are not limited to, the majority of shows being pre-taped and not live, and all shows being moved to the Performance Center away from a paying audience.
A slightly less obvious change has taken place over the last few weeks on WWE TV, and it is something that only the most eagle-eyed of fans may have noticed.
It seems like ring announcers no longer stand in the ring for the introductions before a match. This theory has been confirmed by WrestlingInc, who notes that the announcers will only do their introductions in the ring for title matches.
However, it doesn’t seem like that report is accurate, as Greg Hamilton was not present in the ring for the match announcement for the Intercontinental Championship match between AJ Styles and Drew Gulak on SmackDown.
While no specific reason for the change was given, it could be a precautionary measure for COVID-19 by trying to not have too many people in the ring at once.
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