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WWE to resume weekly taping schedule in late April

A week after news broke that WWE was going to return to live taping after abandoning a plan to do multiple tapings per day, the company has changed course again and will resume a multi-day taping schedule that will cover them through July 10th.

The change was made in order to keep people traveling less while allowing the company to keep producing original shows for their partners. Last week, Florida cleared the way for WWE to resume shows at the Performance Center by deeming pro sports and WWE as essential businesses.

The following is a schedule first reported by Pro Wrestling Sheet and confirmed by WWE:

  • Tonight's and next week's SmackDown, this Monday's Raw, and this Wednesday's NXT will all be live as previously planned

April tapings

  • Saturday, April 25; May 1st and May 8th SmackDown will be taped
  • Monday, April 27; That night's Raw and the May 4th Raw will be taped
  • Wednesday, April 29; That night's NXT and the May 6th NXT will be taped

May tapings

  • Monday, May 11; That night's Raw and the May 15th SmackDown will be taped
  • Tuesday, May 12; The May 18th Raw and the May 22nd SmackDown will be taped
  • Wednesday, May 13; That night's NXT and the May 20th NXT will be taped
  • Monday, May 25; That night's Raw and the June 1st Raw will be taped
  • Tuesday, May 26; The May 29th and June 5th SmackDown will be taped
  • Wednesday, May 27; That night's NXT and the June 3rd NXT will be taped

June/July tapings

  • Monday, June 8; That night's Raw and the June 12th SmackDown will be taped
  • Tuesday, June 9; The June 10th NXT will be taped
  • Monday, June 15; That night's Raw and the June 19th SmackDown will be taped
  • Tuesday, June 16; The June 22nd Raw and the June 26th SmackDown will be taped
  • Wednesday, June 17; That night's NXT and the June 24th NXT will be taped
  • Monday, June 29; That night's Raw and the July 6th Raw will be taped
  • Tuesday, June 30; The July 3rd and July 10th SmackDown will be taped
  • Wednesday, July 1; That night's NXT and the July 8th NXT will be taped

In confirming the change, WWE also released the following statement:

“We believe it is now more important than ever to provide people with a diversion from these hard times. We are producing content on a closed set with only essential personnel in attendance following appropriate guidelines while taking additional precautions to ensure the health and wellness of our performers and staff. As a brand that has been woven into the fabric of society, WWE and its Superstars bring families together and deliver a sense of hope, determination and perseverance.”

PWS also reported that WWE is taking precautions like face masks, medical screenings, essential personnel only, deep cleaning and social distancing in order to better adhere to health and safety standards.