The company also aired live episodes of their shows a few weeks before that as well. With the outbreak of the coronavirus taking over the world, WWE made it clear that they were taking precautionary measures at these shows in order to keep their talent healthy.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that no one in WWE has tested positive for coronavirus. It should be noted that the report didn’t state who or how many superstars were tested for the virus.
It’s been reported that several stars have been quarantined or ill over the past couple of weeks. This has led to changes to the WrestleMania 36 card.
Dana Brooke, who was ill and quarantined, was removed from the SmackDown Women’s Championship bout at WrestleMania 36 and replaced.
Bobby Lashley was quarantined following a trip to South Africa. The good news is that he is still scheduled to face Aleister Black at WrestleMania. Buddy Murphy and Rey Mysterio were also reportedly ill, which saw them stay home.
The Miz reportedly showed up to the tapings ill and was pulled from the SmackDown Tag Team Title Match.
Finally, the most notable name was Roman Reigns, who pulled out of WrestleMania 36 where he was supposed to challenge Universal Champion Goldberg for the title. He did so because he didn’t feel comfortable performing given the circumstances.