AEW has several major events scheduled in the near future including the All Out PPV in Chicago and Dynamite in New York City. With the recent surge in Covid-19 cases due to the Delta variant, there is a possibility that new restrictions on mass gatherings could be made in various parts of the United States if numbers continue to get worse.
“While speaking to sources within, I was told that AEW is extremely concerned about the recent surge in COVID cases possibly disrupting their events for Chicago, NYC, St. Louis and beyond.”
“Additionally, I was told that it’s an ‘all hands on deck’ type situation currently. But, ‘ultimately Tony [Khan] has to make a decision about what is right for the talent, staff, and [especially] the fans.'”
While AEW is moving forward with plans for the time being, Haynes also mentioned that talks have started about what to do in a worse-case scenario which could include a potential “prolonged” return to Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida.
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