All Elite Wrestling did find a place to film this week’s AEW Dynamite and Dark. Across the Florida border at the Nightmare Factory in Norcross, Georgia. This location will probably be only for this week as things have changed in the state of Georgia.
Governor Brian Kemp issued a shelter-in-place order Wednesday all but shutting down that state as a place to film future Dynamite shows. Why the change? Because Kemp stated, he just learned that asymptomatic people could transmit COVID-19.
“Finding out that this virus is now transmitting before people see signs, so what we’ve been telling people from directives from the CDC for weeks now that if you start feeling bad, stay home,” Kemp said. “Those individuals could’ve been infecting people before they ever felt bad, but we didn’t know that until the last 24 hours. And as Dr. [Kathleen] Toomey told me, this is a game-changer for us.”Georgia Governor Brian Kemp
First of all, are you serious? We all knew that weeks ago.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, “A lot” of future content was filmed in Georgia this past week. This will allow AEW time to plan their next move while airing original footage for next week’s show.
As we reported earlier this week, AEW had to relocate from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida, because of the ongoing pandemic. The city of Jacksonville began using the parking lot near Daily’s Place as a major COVID-19 testing center.