DeSantis Rules Pro Wrestling As An Essential Business, Wife Of WWE Owner Is Head Of Pro-Trump Super PAC

ESPN reports:

WWE was deemed an “essential business” in Florida, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said Monday, allowing the company to resume live television shows from its Orlando training facility and Full Sail University in Winter Park.

The decision, outlined in an April 9 memo from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office, could open the door for other sports to resume in the state.

According to Demings, WWE initially was not designated as essential and therefore was not exempt from the state’s shelter-in-place order, which took effect April 3 and runs through at least April 30. That decision was reversed after “some conversation” with DeSantis’ office, Demings said Monday during a news conference.

The wife of WWE’s owner, Linda McMahon, was a member of Trump’s cabinet as the head of the Small Business Administration and left that post last year to launch a pro-Trump super PAC.