WWE Comments on Reports Regarding Friends and Family Permitted Into Tapings

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Last night’s edition of Raw featured a select number of friends and family who were permitted into the tapings. Now, WWE has released more information on their inclusion.

The company released a statement on Tuesday saying:

“Fans have not been in attendance at WWE events since March 13. Yesterday, a select number of friends and family were permitted to attend WWE’s TV production. These individuals were required to participate in medical screenings prior to entering the closed set at our training facility, and were kept apart from in-ring performers and production personnel. Attendance was below 20% capacity and social distancing guidelines were adhered to with at least six feet between parties, thus face masks were not required.”

The last line is in reference to reports that the people in attendance were not allowed to wear face masks if they wanted to take part in the tapings. Reporter Jon Alba also claims he spoke with several of those people who told him the mask rumor was false. “All of whom unanimously said they were never told they could not wear one if they wanted to, and no one felt pressured NOT to wear one,” he tweeted.

It’s worth noting that despite WWE’s statement, The Street Profits were shown on camera last night dancing beside some of the friends/family in the crowd, as well as PC trainees.

As we previously reported, a developmental talent tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Production then stopped to allow everyone who was in the building to get tested immediately. Testing has been happening today. “Following the test results, WWE plans to proceed with its normal television production schedule,” the company said in a statement.

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