Pro Wrestling Sheet has confirmed with WWE that an on-screen talent in the company, who is not a member of the roster, tested positive for COVID-19.
According to sources, the person went out to dinner with friends who work in the healthcare industry following the completion of WWE’s last batch of tapings (which included WrestleMania 36).
We’re told the person then began feeling symptomatic and was tested for coronavirus.
The person tested positive and immediately went into quarantine. Since then, they’ve been in quarantine the entire time. Sources say the person was cleared of the virus at the end of this week and is now feeling much better.
WWE confirmed this in a statement released to Pro Wrestling Sheet which says:
“A WWE employee has tested positive for COVID-19. We believe this matter is low risk to WWE talent and staff, as the individual and a roommate became symptomatic in the days following exposure to two people working in acute health care on the evening of March 26, after WWE’s TV production on a closed set was already complete. The employee had no contact with anyone from WWE since being exposed to those two individuals, is doing well, and made a complete recovery.”
As we previously reported, WWE has said it is producing content on a closed set with only essential personnel in attendance following appropriate guidelines while taking additional precautions to ensure the health and wellness of its performers and staff.