As released yesterday, the United States Center for Disease Prevention and Control (or CDC) recently issued the recommendation to cancel all events with more than fifty people as a preventive measure against coronavirus. This move could affect upcoming AEW Dynamite releases.
During the most recent edition of the Wrestler Observer Radio program, Bryan Alvarez revealed that the AEW board received direct instructions from TNT to adhere to the CDC’s recommendation on their recordings: “I know TNT was talking to AEW about that. They don’t want more than fifty people on their recordings “(transcript courtesy of Ringside News).
At the moment, how AEW will cope with upcoming Dynamite episodes in this situation is unknown. The company has already announced that, until further notice, the program will be broadcast without an audience from the Daily’s Place, but in this situation, AEW could be forced to cut staff on its recordings or keep only the necessary people on the premises at all times while the other workers wait in a separate area.
During last week’s Dynamite episode, Tony Khan chaired a meeting with the entire AEW staff to let all company workers know they are allowed to stay home for as long as the coronavirus lasts if they are not comfortable working on that situation. According to Khan, no one will be judged or affected by the creative handling he is receiving.