More Details Surfacing About Positive COVID-19 Tests in WWE
With the news that a number of WWE talents and staff have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, fans, media, and fellow wrestlers will be watching closely as news breaks regarding who and how many talents may or may not be sick.
The rumored numbers of infected continue to climb Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, says one source indicated that as many as “two dozen” people tested positive for the virus amongst talents, production workers, and staff.” The issue is so prevalent that the company will go into full-testing mode before every taping to ensure the health and safety of the performers and crew.
Unfortunately, things may already be at a point where shows will be greatly affected. Early reports are that the taping schedule has already been changed. The belief is that Smackdown will have to be re-written, “friends and family” audience members aren’t going to be in attendance and some wrestlers are going to be heading into quarantine while others back away from the show and head home.
The other bad news is that travel for Superstars is going to be exponentially more complicated as cities like New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are placing travel restrictions on people flying into those states, especially from states like Florida where the numbers are at an all-time high.
There are rumors now that everyone is expected to “isolate” and stay home or in hotel rooms as the shows are produced and to help limit that isolation, WWE plans to do double tapings of RAW and Smackdown this Friday and Saturday, according to John Pollock of PostWrestling.com.
He adds, “A second person we spoke with noted they were tested today (Wednesday) with testing taking place on Thursday, as well.”
** h/t to nodq.com for the updates
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