DeSantis defends his decion to label WWE, sporting events ‘essential’: ‘People are starved for content’

it would allow the WWE to tape events at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, so long as no fans were permitted entry

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday defended the decision to label World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and other professional sports as “essential services” amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying that people were “starved for content.”

“People are chomping at the bit,” DeSantis told reporters at the Florida Capitol, according to The Tampa Bay Times.

“If you think about it, we have never had a period like this in modern American history where you’ve had so little new content, particularly in the sporting realm. I mean, we are watching reruns from like the early 2000s.”

The comments from DeSantis came just a day after the mayor of Orange County, Fla., where a WWE training facility is located, confirmed that the wrestling entertainment business had been deemed essential.
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