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WWE is concerned about more COVID-19 positive tests ahead of post-Christmas tour

There has been no statement from anyone on the roster or from the crew about positive COVID-19 tests but the issue is not just confined to the main roster.

Dave Meltzer noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that “a number of NXT wrestlers tested positive in the weekly Monday testing” and that “there have been main roster talents who have also tested positive.”

Meltzer also noted that the reason why we won’t hear people talk about their positive tests is that those who have tested positive have said that management has told them not to tell anyone. In AEW, the talent is not directly told to keep quiet and some have gone public in the past about their positive tests while others have not.

Meltzer said that there is concern within WWE because they will be traveling more extensively right after Christmas, which happens to be when people get together. The good news is that the early data coming on on the Omicron variant is that while the virus spreads much faster than Delta, the Omicron symptoms are less severe. Obviously, since the virus is more contagious, it could mean more positive cases.

Since WWE is rotating more talent in NXT, it’s less noticeable when someone is not on the show but more noticeable on Raw when they use most of the same names every week.

PWInsider reported this week that there were more positive tests on Wednesday and a number of talent was told to get tested out of caution. As of Wednesday, WWE still planned on continuing with the post-holiday tour but it was said that a lot of phone calls were being made as the company tries to stay ahead of the situation. The issues are not unique to WWE as several shows on Broadway have been canceled. The NFL, NHL, and NBA have also been dealing with COVID outbreak issues.


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