WWE Developmental Talent used as a crowd extra recently tested positive for COVID-19

WWE announces positive COVID-19 test

WWE issued a statement to the media tonight from their associate medical doctor, who confirmed that a developmental talent tested positive for COVID-19.

That statement says the talent was last on site at the WWE Performance Center on Tuesday, June 9, but no other individuals have reported symptoms. Out of an abundance of caution, they will test all talent, production crew, and employees on site at the training and production facilities for COVID-19 immediately.

You can read the full statement below:


“A developmental talent, who was last on site at WWE’s training facility on Tuesday, June 9, has tested positive for COVID-19. Since that time, no other individuals that attended the facility have reported symptoms. However, out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the health and safety of the company’s performers and staff, all talent, production crew and employees on site at the training and production facilities will be tested for COVID-19 immediately. Following the test results, WWE plans to proceed with its normal television production schedule.”

– Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, WWE Associate Medical Director

This is the second positive COVID-19 test that has occurred in WWE, with the first happening in March.

For the first time tonight, WWE also allowed a select group of fans into the Performance Center to watch the taping of this week’s Raw and SmackDown event on Monday. Most of the fans were said to be friends of the superstars. It is not known if this will continue following this positive COVID-19 test.

We will continue to follow this story as more becomes available.