Multiple people test positive for COVID-19 in WWE, this week’s TV tapings still scheduled

Multiple people test positive

UPDATE (9:00 p.m. ET): WWE has responded to Wrestleview’s request for a statement saying, “WWE will continue COVID-19 testing of its talent, production crew and employees in advance of TV productions for the foreseeable future.”

According to a report by Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet, multiple people in WWE who have been at the WWE Performance Center this week have tested positive for COVID-19.

Sources interviewed for the report state that the number infected with the coronavirus is “three or more” and includes in-ring talent.

The report also states that more testing will now be done by WWE’s medical staff before the next set of television tapings on Friday to ensure the virus has not spread among performers and production workers. As of this posting, those tapings are still scheduled to take place.

Wrestleview reached out to WWE for a statement, but the request was not immediately returned.

Last week, a WWE developmental talent used as a crowd extra tested positive for COVID-19, leading to delays in filming for television and the cancelation of the SmackDown taping for that week.

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

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