WWE Reportedly Planning on Hosting Live Events Again by The End of The Summer

Since mid-March WWE has been forced to hold all pay-per-views and episodes of Raw and SmackDown from inside the empty WWE Performance Center in Orlando due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, it appears that might be changing in the near future. PWInsider's Mike Johnson reportedly on Monday night that WWE "has begun working to strategize potential courses of action towards getting WWE live events up and running again." He then added some officials in the company believe they will be able to get out of the PC and back in front of fans why August, while others believe that might be too soon."

"The entire process has been described as being very 'day to day' with plans and strategies quickly changing as the company works to establish different contingency plans," Johnson wrote.

Later in the day WWE released a statement confirming that a Performance Center trainee had tested positive for COVID-19.

"A developmental talent, who was last on site at WWE's training facility on Tuesday, June 9, has tested positive for COVID-19," WWE's statement read. "Since that time, no other individuals that attended the facility have reported symptoms. However, out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the health and safety of the company's performers and staff, all talent, production crew and employees on site at the training and production facilities will be tested for COVID-19 immediately. Following the test results, WWE plans to proceed with its normal television production schedule."

Check out the full results from Backlash below:

  • Randy Orton def. Edge
  • WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre def. Bobby Lashley
  • WWE Universal Championship: Braun Strowman vs. The Miz & John Morrison
  • Raw Women's Championship: Asuka vs. Nia Jax (No Contest — double countout)
  • Sheamus def. Jeff Hardy
  • WWE Women's Championship: Bayley & Sasha Banks def. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs. The IIconics
  • The Vikings Raiders vs. The Street Profits (No Contest)

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