WWE has confirmed a developmental talent tested positive for COVID-19, therefore everyone on-site will be tested immediately out of caution.
The company released a statement from WWE’s Associate Medical Director, Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, which explains the following:
“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.”
NXT wrestlers and Performance Center trainees first started being used as audience members last month. During tonight’s show, a select number of fans were included as well.
WWE did not confirm which wrestler tested positive, but one source did clarify that the person in question is a PC trainee … not someone on NXT TV.
According to POST Wrestling’s John Pollock, WWE tapings at the Performance Center tomorrow will no longer be taking place. This is likely being done to allow time for testing to take place.