“Fans have not been in attendance at WWE events since March 13. Yesterday, a select number of friends and family were permitted to attend WWE’s TV production. These individuals were required to participate in medical screenings prior to entering the closed set at our training facility, and were kept apart from in-ring performers and production personnel. Attendance was below 20% capacity and social distancing guidelines were adhered to with at least six feet between parties, thus face masks were not required.”
ORIGINAL: There are questions going forward on how WWE will handle TV tapings now that someone has tested positive for COVID-19.
As noted last night, a developmental wrestler who appeared at the last set of tapings on June 9 has tested positive. This forced WWE to postpone today’s TV tapings because everyone will be getting tested to make sure that the virus has not spread. The wrestlers and staff did not find out about the positive test until they read about it online when WWE sent out their statement.
The word passed down from Kevin Dunn was that anyone who wanted to wear a mask should not go to the tapings.
What makes this even more mindboggling is that Ric Flair was among the people at Raw yesterday and everyone knows that Flair has had serious health issues in recent years and bringing in anyone around his age range is a bad idea right now.
Up until this point, WWE had not been testing for COVID-19 and they were only doing temperature checks. There have been numerous instances on and off camera where groups of people were not following social distancing guidelines.