This comes at a time where WWE changed its tactics by doing temperature checks only to change direction and do actual testing after a developmental talent tested positive after working as a fan at TV tapings.
Since doing testing, WWE has reportedly had over 30 people test positive for the virus. “The Game” talked about the outbreak of the virus in an interview with Yahoo.com.
“Look, this is a difficult experience and a learning experience for everybody, especially for us. Everything that we are doing, health and safety-wise has evolved at the Performance Center. As we learn more about it and as this changes, we’re going to continue to evolve. I feel like every day you’re getting different information.”
He continued by bringing up how they’re testing everybody including talent, production crew, and employees. He brought up their mandatory mask policy and testing procedures. He stated that there were a lot of people saying they were testing at the beginning and doing rapid testing with some questionable accuracy.
Triple H stated that they were doing what the CDC and their medical staff were telling them as they were under the belief that what they were told was the most beneficial procedures for the health and well-being of everybody. He added that as the technology has advanced and the ability to test people has improved, they have stayed on top of that as well.
“As far as a bubble strategy, everybody has a different take on this. My feeling is, yes, it’s increasing everywhere, but our testing is increasing as well. I think we have been very successful in that, prior to this recent wave, what we were doing was working, we didn’t have a massive outbreak. As things increased, what we have been able to do, in my opinion, has been to protect the people that come in and participate with us in the performances. When you see there are positives, that is the system working.”
He pointed out how that’s people coming from where they live with whatever exposure they have had. He thinks WWE is stopping that before it comes into their tapings. He doesn’t want to call it their bubble because he doesn’t believe you can do that to people and have them only around each other in their building.
“Everybody is going to be around others, their families, things they do in their personal lives. If they have had contact, are at risk or are putting others at risk, we are preventing them from coming in. Every time that we go to the Performance Center and leave, it is pandemic-level cleaned. We’re doing everything we possibly can.”
Triple H also talked about NXT, having relationships with all talent, and more. Check out the full interview here.