The COVID-19 pandemic took over the entire world last year and affected several industries all over the world. This included the pro wrestling business, which was severely affected by the pandemic. Some matches even took a long time to fil mas well.

Several pro wrestlers tested positive for the virus and it resulted in numerous shows being postponed as well. During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE taped their shows at the WWE Performance Center and it was not always the easiest thing to do.

While speaking on his Monday Mailbag forum, veteran referee Mike Chioda revealed that it was quite difficult for him to referee matches during the pandemic. This is because some matches at the WWE Performance Center took two hours to film.

“During COVID when I was actually working a little bit, they said tapings at WWE for one match would take like three hours. Cut. Do this. Cut. Charles Robinson and some of the guys when I met up with them for dinner at WrestleMania, Chad Patton and them guys were telling me it took 2, 3, 4 hours to do one match because they had to cut so many times, splice it, and do this. It was a mess.”


Thankfully, the early pandemic days of WWE are now over as the company holds live editions of their shows usually, with a proper audience in attendance.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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