The next edition of WWE Monday Night Raw was supposed to be the Austin 3:16 episode with Steve Austin on Raw in Pittsburgh, but now it’s going to be at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), most events around the world have been canceled, postponed or altered for the safety of people contracting the virus. The best way to not get the virus is to avoid large crowds, so that’s why events are being postponed.
Here’s the statement WWE made on social media today:
Monday Night Raw Proceeds With No Live Audience
This Monday night, Raw will air live as regularly scheduled and emanate from WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida with only essential personnel in attendance. The event was originally scheduled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Tonight’s editions of Smackdown and 205 Live are also taking place at the WWE Performance Center with no fans in attendance.
AUSTIN 3:16 SAYS I WILL BE LIVE ON MONDAY NIGHT RAW on 3/16!!
OH HELL YEAH!!!#316DAY
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) March 5, 2020
TJR Thoughts: It’s going to be weird to watch these WWE shows with no fans in attendance, but it’s the right call as long as WWE feels like their superstars are safe to wrestle in these conditions. These are times we live in for now. Hopefully the threat of the Coronavirus leaves in the next month or so, but we don’t know when that will