Update on people in WWE testing positive for Covid-19
Submitted by Aaron Rift on 06/24/2020 at 05:06 PM

As previously noted, multiple people that were recently at the WWE Performance Center including in-ring talent have tested positive for Covid-19.

There is said to be concern about future tapings because New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are placing travel restrictions on people flying into those states from states that are seeing spikes in cases such as Florida where WWE is producing television.

According to Dave Meltzer of, people were reportedly told that Covid-19 testing will be taking place at every taping moving forward as a way to work around the travel restrictions. One talent noted that everyone is expected to "isolate" and stay home or in hotel rooms.

John Pollock of is reporting that WWE plans to do double tapings of RAW and Smackdown this Friday and Saturday. Testing is already taking place with Pollock noting the following:

"A second person we spoke with noted they were tested today (Wednesday) with testing taking place on Thursday, as well."

According to Mike Johnson of, one source speculated that as many as "two dozen" people tested positive for the virus amongst talents, production workers, and staff. However, this information has not been confirmed.

The belief is that Smackdown will have to be re-written to some degree and "friends and family" audience members aren't expected to be attending the next tapings.

WWE issued a brief statement:

"WWE will continue COVID-19 testing of its talent, production crew and employees in advance of TV productions for the foreseeable future." notes that "they're [employees and talent] getting frustrated with the lack of communication on this life and death issue."

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