AEW Dynamite aired from Parts Unknown this week, which was later revealed to be QT Marshall’s wrestling gym in Norcross, Georgia. With the COVID-19 outbreak in full flow, the company has been taping several episodes of AEW Dark and Dynamite in advance, and reportedly taped several episodes this week from Georgia.
They finished up their shooting before the midnight deadline on Thursday, which was the final day for all non-essential businesses to close down their shop. PWtorch reports that AEW ended up taping content which would easily last until the end of May.
It was reported that AEW has plenty of matches taped, which will be aired on AEW Dark, if the restrictions on shooting open up.
AEW has been rotating several in-ring personnel for weeks now, ever since they started airing Dynamite from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville a few weeks ago. The company used the same wrestlers from this week’s Dynamite episode to tape the content, and Chris Jericho was the only name who flew in for the show. Jericho also had a hand in commentary during the tapings.
The eight-man TNT Tournament is completely taped by the company already, and the finals of the tourney are set to take place at AEW Double or Nothing on May 23.
AEW also taped the AEW World Championship Match between Jake Hager and Jon Moxley. Jim Ross was said to be present on commentary for the match, and AEW only brought in crew from nearby locations or from places that weren’t classified as hotspots like Washington or New York.
AEW has asked all the individuals involved to quarantine for the next two weeks and be ready for the next set of tapings if it is possible. PWtorch reports that no wrestler or crew-member tested positive for the virus, and the company has been taking all precautions possible.