Multiple People in WWE Test Positive for COVID-19

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Pro Wrestling Sheet has learned multiple people in WWE who have been at the Performance Center tested positive for COVID-19 this week, including in-ring talent.

While it’s unclear when they were tested exactly, or how many of them were for wrestlers, sources tell us at least three people who had been at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando received positive test results this week. 

Our sources say more testing will now be done by WWE’s medical team before this week’s TV production to make sure the virus has not spread amongst talent/behind the scenes workers.

As we previously reported, a developmental talent tested positive for COVID-19 causing production to shut down for a day last week. Everyone who had been in the building was then tested and each person who received a negative test was able to resume filming content at the Performance Center. It’s unclear if these results are related to that round of testing or if additional testing was done.

According to the Associated Press, the single day count of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida went up to 5,500 people on Wednesday. This is triple the level from two weeks ago.

PWInsider, Fightful and other publications report there will no longer be “friends and family” in the crowd during the next tapings starting on Friday. 

WWE released a statement on Wednesday saying, “WWE will continue COVID-19 testing of its talent, production crew and employees in advance of TV productions for the foreseeable future.”

Prior to last week, the company had been doing temperature checks and other measures to make sure people entering the Performance Center were in good health. 

10 Comments on "Multiple People in WWE Test Positive for COVID-19"

  1. “Everyone who had been in the building was then tested and each person who received a positive test was able to resume filming content at the Performance Center.”

    Well there’s your issue right there.

  2. You might want to re read that….

    “Everyone who had been in the building was then tested and each person who received a negative test was able to resume filming content at the Performance Center. ”

    It could have been edited, but I dont know.

  3. Thomas McCauley | June 24, 2020 at 2:24 pm | Reply

    Incubation of COVID-19 is two weeks. Who changed it to one day?

  4. Well they should have not had all those people in there

  5. Gov Desantis declared WWE an essential business when we were in lockdown.

  6. Old raw, old smackdown and old NXT Tapings confirmed like old school?

  7. Nate Whitten | June 24, 2020 at 4:09 pm | Reply

    Thomas, that 14 day period is generally for symptoms to appear. Not sure off hand what the earliest testing can get a positive, but it definitely isn’t 14 days. I don’t know if we’ve even scratched the surface of what this thing can do barring new mutations, the last of which made the European branch much more contagious.

  8. John Hameson | June 24, 2020 at 5:36 pm | Reply

    Temperature checks are almost completely useless. They aren’t very accurate and most people with the virus don’t experience a fever. In fact the accuracy rate is less than 50% on them. Having people walk around assuming others aren’t carrying the virus because they passed a temperature check will most likely do more harm than good.

  9. This could be easily solved. Show classic wrestling matches.
    Money made means nothing if you aren’t alive to spend it.

  10. They should do a old school Raw, old school Smackdown and old school NXT every week on TV?

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