On Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez provided an update on WWE’s plans to welcome fans to their shows.
As noted on Monday, the plan is for fans to be in attendance for the Money In The Bank pay-per-view in July. Alvarez noted that they plan on having fans on the go-home edition of SmackDown.
Alvarez said, “We talked about this yesterday. So Money In The Bank is going to have fans. Our own Andrew Zarian says Friday, July 16 SmackDown is indeed the first non-WrestleMania show with fans so that’s when they’re coming back. Friday, July 16. Then of course they will be there for the Money In The Bank pay-per-view and then they will be there for Raw. He has also noted that there will be new stages, new entranceways, that’s when everything goes back to normal. There may be mildly limited capacity. Who knows by July.”
WWE would have to adhere to social distancing and mask requirements in certain cities. By July, it’s expected that there will be minimal rules in place in most cities now with vaccines being widely available and the CDC relaxing rules for masks in indoor venues.