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WWE to resume filming at the Performance Center this Friday


This story was updated at 2 PM Eastern.

Days after their first empty arena WrestleMania, WWE has told talent that filming for upcoming editions of Raw, SmackDown, and NXT will resume this Friday.

The news was first reported by Fightful Select and later confirmed by our Dave Meltzer.

The closed set tapings will run for a week at the Orlando, Florida-based Performance Center and will include three episodes each of Raw and SmackDown. Meltzer said it's believed that several episodes of NXT will be filmed at Full Sail University.

That raises a question of how WWE is maneuvering around the Florida stay in place order that allows only essential businesses to remain open, an order that can be enforced by state or local law enforcement. The state said they are following federal guidelines for what is essential and non-essential.

The company wrapped up taping episodes of Raw, SmackDown, and NXT just before the stay in place order took effect Friday, April 3rd and runs through April 30th.