After several weeks in which WWE has had to deal with a global pandemic that has literally overturned all its plans, as has happened with all the other pro-wrestling companies in the world, apparently hope seems to have returned.
Professional sports leagues have ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, and all three states are considering how to bring games back as they navigate phased reopenings of their economies. A return of professional sporting events -- even without spectators -- will likely signal a particularly important milestone for fans by offering a semblance of a return to normalcy.
In the past few hours, the governor of the state of California would have given his green light to the resumption of sports shows, including wrestling, provided that the public is not yet involved in the events. Together with California Governor Gavin Newsom, several other states are also attempting to reopen their doors to sports and entertainment events behind closed doors, such as Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma and Arizona.
"Pro sports in that first week or so of June without spectators and modifications and very prescriptive conditions also can begin to move forward...if we hold these trend lines in the next number of weeks," Newsom said.
Newsom indicated just earlier this month that teams may not be able to play in front of fans in the near future. "It's difficult for me to imagine a stadium that's filled until we have immunity, until we have a vaccine," he said earlier this month. NJPW is already now planning to run shows at their LA Dojo during the summer.