According to WrestleVotes, a WWE source is disputing the story that came out today in regards to an employee named “John” who said that people in WWE are being “forced” to work during the coronavirus pandemic.
As noted earlier, an Orange County, Florida official said he received a letter allegedly from an employee using “John” as an alias. The letter stated that he wanted the state to shut down the shows at the Performance Center because people were being forced to work in conditions that do not allow for social distancing.
WrestleVotes, citing a direct source in the know, said that they received the following quote: “they have not FORCED anyone to work during this time.”
WWE has told people that they do not have to go to work. However, there are wrestlers and employees who feel pressure to continue working because if they do not then the feeling is that they open themselves to getting released during a time when WWE has been cutting costs. Curt Hawkins’ wife noted that before her husband was released, she was concerned about him returning home with the virus. There are others who have no issue with working on the Performance Center shows.
The full Twitter post from WrestleVotes can be seen below:
Regarding these suspected employee complaint rumors: from a direct source in the know…
Exact quote: “they have not FORCED anyone to work during this time.”
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) April 21, 2020