According to a report by Fightful Select, WWE’s move to the Amway Center in Orlando, FL has been unanimously positive so far. Earlier this week, WWE officially announced the move starting with SmackDown which will mean a return to live tapings.
The WWE roster is hoping that the move means shorter taping days, as some weeks have resulted in talent being there all day and tapings going past 1 AM. There has been some concern expressed over how the pandemic’s unpredictable nature could affect the shows. The entire talent roster said that they heard the news online and weren’t informed of the move officially as of last week.
WWE is now doing COVID-19 testing and has been for the last two months. When the company last sought to return to live events in April, they were still just doing temperature checks and many of the roster were worried about that. Those fears proved founded when WWE ultimately had an outbreak of positive tests in late June.
Look for the Amway Center to be the new home for all future Monday Night RAW, Friday Night SmackDown and WWE pay-per-views for the foreseeable future. NXT will remain at Full Sail University.