According to Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net, AEW officials are worried about the possibility of AEW live events considering the rise in Covid Cases in the United States of America.
The Delta Variant, an alternative strand of Sars-Cov-19, has been dominating the USA and many other places in the world. Mask mandates, and stay-at-home orders, are now going back into play. These impact live events for professional wrestling considering they had just gotten back on the road.
WWE had finally got the opportunity two weeks ago to get out of the Thunderdome. Covid concerns weren’t much of a worry until Jeff Hardy, a top-tier superstar in the pro-wrestling community, had received covid at a live event. That was just one week ago. Now, as we approach SummerSlam, which is set in place for Las Vegas, Nevada, covid numbers are rising in the area. Las Vegas, like multiple cities in the country, has now put on a new mask mandate.
With AEW, it’s a bit different. AEW started going on tour around the same time as WWE, but covid concerns had always been a strong point for the company. AEW has made a point to care for the safety of their audiences, as they are specifically looking out for daily covid cases for events in St.Louis, Chicago, and the home of Dynamite, New York.
As for now, there hasn’t been any type of change for the events, but there is nothing sure for the future of these live events. For AEW officials, discussions have been expanding in amount. These discussions have been more or so focused on the topic of returning to Jacksonville, where they had done their shows during quarantine.