Speculation is rising over WWE listed as an ‘essential service’ during the COVID-19 lockdown after Linda McMahon made an $18.5mil donation to Florida State.
Initially, the WWE was supposed to cancel all live recording, adhering to the lockdown restriction imposed by State of Florida Ron Desantis on 3 April.
Since then WWE has been flouting the COVID-19 lockdown regulations by conducting shows at the Performance Center resulting in the Orange County Sherrif’s department being called numerous times to come shut down the Center.
According to Orlando reporters, Jon Alba and Stephanie Coueignoux WWE announced its intentions to resume live recording, coincidentally just 24 hours after Linda McMahon and her Presidential Super PAC announced it would spend $18.5mil in Tampa and Orlando, Florida.
The Super PAC announced it would help in re-electing USA President Donald Trump. This timing of this donation as well as the Governor’s stance to include professional sporting events and media productions is raising a lot of speculation.
Also the fact the Vince McMahon went on to announce that WWE would resume live recording just the day after the donation was made.
It seems that certain members of the public do not agree with the decision for WWE to gain essential services status as the Orange County Sherrif’s were once again called down to the Performance Center during Monday Night Raw’s taping this week.
However, due to Governor DeSantis’ new ordinance, the recording was allowed to proceed undisturbed much to the delight of many fans who have been stuck at home due to the lockdown and are in desperate need of some entertainment.