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Old 14th April 2020, 11:13 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
Trump has pretty close ties to professional wrestling, I think via McMahon.
Yep...which is exactly my point. That and Linda McMahon runs a Trump Super PAC which I think is the major reason for DeSantis' decision.
Yes, there are ties between Trump and McMahon.

To be honest though, I don't think that factors much into the decision to let the WWE continue creating shows in Florida.

I do watch wrestling, and the shows themselves seem to be fairly low-risk affairs.... no audience, probably minimal staff. Employees are also screened regularly (temperatures taken before entering the arena) and mask use is encouraged. (I don't know if they make any effort to keep wrestlers separate backstage; I hope they do.)

The WWE does have a significant media presence so it makes sense that the Florida gov. would want to keep them happy (even if they didn't have a relationship with Trump.)
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