WWE is not only still running shows during the coronavirus pandemic, the company recently announced that it will continue to run said shows as close to live as possible. That means the wrestlers will be traveling into the state for work on three separate days of the week, every week.
How is that the case when they aren’t an essential business, especially after the company confirmed an on-screen talent recently tested positive for COVID-19?
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings was asked that during a press conference and gave this answer:
“I think initially there was a review that was done and they were not initially deemed an essential business. With some conversation with the Governor’s office regarding the Governor’s order they were deemed an essential business, and so therefore they were allowed to remain open.”
That’s certainly very interesting.