It was previously reported that All Elite Wrestling recently held their latest television tapings for Dynamite and Dark from QT Marshall’s Gym in Norcross, Georgia. During these tapings, AEW taped significant amount of footage for future episodes of Dynamite and Dark in case they are unable to tape additional footage or air live shows due to the restrictions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
Last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite was the first episode brought about by those tapings, while the rest of the footage will be spread out from next week’s episode of Dynamite all the way through episodes in mid-may.
Following these episodes, it is unsure what All Elite Wrestling will do next or what they will air in place of Dynamite and Dark every Tuesday and Wednesday nights as the state of Georgia is currently under a “shelter in place” order that runs all the way until the end of April.
All Elite Wrestling reportedly had the proper documentation or paperwork in place to allow the tapings to continue without being stopped or shut down. Georgia State Officials stayed behind to ensure that proper precautions and codes were followed throughout the tapings. AEW was reportedly given the green light to finish the tapings before the shelter-in-place order was in effect.
One of All Elite Wrestling’s Top Stars MJF recently took to Twitter and sent out a message that something awful has happened to him. It was then confirmed that MJF did not take part in AEW’s most recent television tapings. It is unsure if what he said in the tweet is tied to him not being in the tapings, but he was definitely not there.
It was also confirmed that several other top names in AEW were not at the company’s recent television tapings and those names are All Elite Wrestling Executive Vice Presidents The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson), Hangman Page, Nyla Rose, PAC, The Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix), SCU (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) and “Big Swole” Aerial Monroe.
All Elite Wrestling President and CEO Tony Khan reportedly told all talents in the company that there is no pressure for them to work at the tapings and that the talents don’t feel like they are being forced to work the tapings or even judged as even The Young bucks, who are executives in the company, didn’t work at the tapings. Those talents who are from the New York and California areas were reportedly not included in the tapings as those are the two hot spots for the virus. It was also noted that many in the company are relieved that they do not have to perform weekly like the WWE is having their talent do at the moment.