WWE’s Performance Center is in Orlando, Florida, a state that gets a lot of attention thanks to “Florida Man” headlines. It appears that WWE wants to do everything they can to keep craziness off their property.
WWE has had issues in the past with security, and they don’t need people carrying guns all around. Florida’s new open carry law, which grants everyone the permission to carry a gun if it’s registered, does not fly with WWE.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that WWE has a new rule in place thanks to Florida’s new law. Firearms are now forbidden on WWE’s property, and all of their live events as well.
Due to a new law that went into effect in Florida on 7/1 that allowed citizens to carry concealed weapons without a permit, the WWE has enacted a written rule for all events in the state including at the Performance Center that all firearms and concealed weapons are not permitted. If anyone comes to the PC or an arena where WWE is running with a firearm or gun they will be instructed to take their weapon back to their car. They won’t allow you to check-in and leave a weapon at the arena to be picked up after the show.
WWE certainly has an interesting home in Florida. They seem to really like that state as home base for their operations as well. Now, we will have to see how they carry on as Florida’s laws change in a big way all around them.
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