Governor wants show to go on, claims WWE is an essential business

Governor wants show to go on, claims WWE is an essential business

- WWE has come under pressure after the company announced its first case of the deadly Coronavirus

- The Governor of Florida Jerry Demings has stated that the WWE is an essential business to the public

- The performance centre of WWE is located in Florida and the venue has hosted RAW, SmackDown and Wrestlemania since the pandemic

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WWE has been in operation since the global coronavirus pandemic started and Governor of Florida has declared them an essential business.

The pro-wrestling organisation has been making use of their performance centre located in the state to hold their RAW, SmackDown and recently Wrestlemania events.

Florida Governor Jerry Demings has gone on to defend the WWE on why they have been allowed to continue while other businesses have been shut down.

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"I think initially there was a review that was done and they were not initially deemed an essential business,” Demings said.
"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."

WWE also revealed that have been taking necessary precautions on the safety of their staff amid the spread of Covid-19.

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Demings addressed that situation a few hours before Monday Night RAW took place.

“In terms of the specifics associated with the wrestling personality who tested positive, I don’t know any of the details of that obviously because of HIPAA laws," Demings said.
"But, that’s like a little family. A small family of professional athletes that wrestle. And, if one of my family members tested positive in my house, that would be concerning to me.
"We would have to make some provisions in our house to make sure that the rest of us not get infected. So, I would assume that, from a business perspective, the WWE is doing that type of analysis of its own family."

It seems like the show must go on.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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