WWE is calling an audible for Friday Night SmackDown this week. Detroit won’t let them hold the event due to the coronavirus, so they’re going to Orlando.

The company confirmed on a social media post that the WWE Performance Center will have no live audience. The only people there will be essential personnel.

Friday Night SmackDown Proceeds With No Live Audience

Friday Night SmackDown on March 13 will air live as regularly scheduled and emanate from WWE’s training facility in Orlando, FL, with only essential personnel in attendance. The event was originally scheduled in Detroit, MI.


WWE’s live event on Sunday was also cancelled. Click here for full list of event cancellations.

John Cena, Paige, and Jeff Hardy are all scheduled to be at SmackDown this week. They have not been pulled from the show as of this writing.

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