WWE is determined to have live crowd on their shows again, even if they are taped.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has reportedly been in contact with a company to source local people to attend TV tapings.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is said to be determined to be the first person to have a live indoor sports event during the pandemic.
The tapings are supposed to be held at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida on Friday, July 24 as well as Monday, July 27, though these live shoots could be pushed to August.
The plan for the crowd would also include fans, but would still require them to practice social distancing. In order to do this, they would limit the crowd allowed inside and not fill the venue to maximum capacity.
The RP Funding Center has previously been used for wrestling events by Ring of Honor. It seats 8,000 people.
WWE has not had regular fans during their events since the beginning of March. They only recently started taping in front of a “crowd” again, but these were just developmental talent.