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REPORT: WWE stars expressed concerns over working TV tapings during coronavirus



With WWE being deemed an essential business in the state of Florida by the governor, the company will be holding more TV tapings at the Performance Center in Orlando through the next few months.

The company has stated numerous times that they’ve taken safety measures to battle the coronavirus during these TV tapings.

Tactics such as changing turnbuckles, ring ropes, and having all working be screened before even being allowed in the building. Triple H also revealed on Thursday’s conference call that they’re using a spray that kills the coronavirus.

Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that he was able to confirm that there were talents within WWE who expressed concern over working the tapings.

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However, they understand not taping any new content for weekly TV shows would be bad for business.

“I can verify there were talents in the company who expressed concern, and others who recognize the risks and are concerned, but have said from a WWE standpoint they don’t think there is any kind of a solution that is good, including shutting down because of so many issues with that decision economically.”

As noted, the company has told people that they do not have to go to work if they don’t want to do so. However, with the company looking to make cutbacks as they recently did with staff and talent releases, many feel they have to work the tapings.

Just this week there was an accusation by an anonymous employee that was heard by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners.

This is where the alleged employee claimed they are being “forced to work.” For more on that and WWE’s statement, click here.