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UPDATE ON WHERE WWE STANDS ON RUNNING LIVE EVENTS AGAIN

By Mike Johnson on 2020-06-15 17:08:00

While nothing official has been set into motion, PWInsider.com can confirm World Wrestling Entertainment has begun working to strategize potential courses of action towards getting WWE live events up and running again.   We are told that the company is hoping, if all works out, to be prepared to hold live events by the end of the summer.   

PWInsider.com has also been told some in the company are even hoping to running events outside of TV tapings at the Performance Center or Full Sail Live by August, but others we have spoken with (who confirmed the August talk) believe that timeframe is premature.     The entire process has been described as being very "day to day" with plans and strategies quickly changing as the company works to establish different contingency plans.

WWE is very early on in the process and we have been cautioned a large percentage of the company's live event staff remain on furlough.  WWE has not run a live event or TV taping outside of the Orlando area since a 3/9 Monday Night Raw taping in Washington, DC. 

As WWE moves forward, there will be a number of different pandemic-related issues they will be facing, including social distancing reducing the amount of fans allowed at events, potential spikes in infections, different regulations across different States as cities begin to re-open.  Like all other touring entities, WWE \are dealing with a new normal that still isn't 100% mapped out. 

Currently, WWE has the following dates still listed via Ticketmaster but we are told that internally, nothing has yet been deemed as "officially" going forward, as they are still trying to decide on an official course of action:

Sep 1 - Cape Town, South Africa - Grand Arena at GrandWest

Sep 7 - Omaha, NE - CHI Health Center - RAW TV

Sep 12 - Tupelo, MS - BancorpSouth Arena

Sep 21 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena - RAW TV

Sep 25 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center - Smackdown TV

Sep 25 - NXT - Indianapolis, IN - Old National Centre 

Sep 28 - Cleveland, OH - Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse - RAW TV

Oct 5 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Oct 17 - Savannnah, GA - Martin Luther King Jr Arena

Oct 24 - Kalamazoo, MI - Wings Event Center

Oct 26 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center 

Oct 30 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

Nov 6 - NXT - Greensboro, NC - The Fieldhouse at Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Nov 13 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center - Smackdown TV

Nov 15 - Macon, GA - Macon Centreplex Coliseum

Nov 16 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena - RAW TV

Dec 18 - Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium 

Dec 19 - NXT - Evansville, IN - Old National Events Plaza

Dec 26 - NYC - Madison Square Garden

Dec 28 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center - RAW TV

Thanks to Steven Fernandes for compiling the event list.

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