It was reported back in August that WWE developmental talent was to start training again, but classes wouldn’t be held at the Performance Center.
At the time, it was due to the Performance Center being renovated, which was due to WWE transforming it into the Capitol Wrestling Center. The trainees have been working out at a facility near the Performance Center.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select reports that when talent was set to return to train, many weren’t comfortable with returning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Months ago, talent was told there would be no heat on them if they didn’t feel safe training, but was told they might need to “explain it to Vince.”
The report notes that there have not been any instances of that actually happening.
There have been some trainees who contacted the media outlet who “have expressed their discomfort with training, with multiple citing the number of “COVID truthers” on the NXT roster that just don’t take the situation seriously.”
Basically, a “COVID truthers” means people who doubt the generally accepted account of an event or in this case, a worldwide pandemic.
WWE has dealt with an outbreak of the virus in the past and recently there was an outbreak within NXT due to several wrestlers attending a party.