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COVID-19: Ron DeSantis Tabs WWE as 'Essential Business' in State of Florida

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyso

Officials in Florida have determined that the WWE is an "essential business."That allows the WWE to begin taping shows at its training facility in Orlando and at Full Sail University in Winter Park.

A spokesperson for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis told ESPN the decision was made because the wrestling organization is considered "critical to Florida's economy."

The WWE will still have to abide by social distancing guidelines, and the facilities will have to remain closed to the public. The WWE has been airing taped shows for the past weeks and was forced to hold its signature pay-per-view event, Wrestlemania, in an arena with no fans.

The WWE is not wasting any time getting back to action and will broadcast Raw live on Monday (April 20) night.

"We believe it is now more important than ever to provide people with a diversion from these hard times," WWE said in a statement. "We are producing content on a closed set with only essential personnel in attendance following appropriate guidelines while taking additional precautions to ensure the health and wellness of our performers and staff. As a brand that has been woven into the fabric of society, WWE and its Superstars bring families together and deliver a sense of hope, determination, and perseverance."