A developmental wrestler has tested positive for COVID-19, finally compelling WWE to test everyone for the virus.
Below is the full statement from WWE Associate Medical Director Dr. Jeffrey Dugas.
“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.”
Some WWE employees reportedly had to wait up to three hours to undergo COVID-19 testing on Tuesday at the WWE Performance Center, according to Gary Cassidy of Sportskeeda.
Cassidy also noted that there have since been “multiple re-writes” to this week’s WWE TV content.
PWInsider is reporting that some talent, staff and even high-level executives have yet to receive their COVID-19 results. No one is currently allowed entry into the WWE Performance Center or Full Sail University unless they return a negative test result.