Someone In WWE Has Reportedly Tested Positive For COVID-19April 11, 2020
It looks like the4 pandemic has now hit WWE internally.
Over a month ago when all sports basically shut down except WWE, AEW, and UFC were all questioned as to why they would continue to run. This past week UFC finally had to suspend operations but WWE looks to be going forward with live shows every week. Yet now the decision for WWE to continue running live episodes of their shows may seem even worse than before.
According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, Sapp reports that a company-wide memo was sent out that informed people in WWE that someone within the company had tested positive for the virus. No name was given in Sapp’s report for privacy reasons but the memo that was obtained stated the following,
We have just been notified that (name redacted by Fightful) was diagnosed with COVID-19. WWE doctors spoke with (redacted) this morning and reported (they) last had contact with anyone at WWE on March 26 at the Performance Center. As you know, (redacted) is not an in-ring performer and we believe this matter is low-risk to you per the following chronology:
Those of you who were potentially exposed would be cleared for travel by the evening of Thursday, April 9 at the latest, since the last possible exposure to any WWE talent personnel should have been at least 14 days prior.
WWE did them release a statement to Fightful confirming the positive test with the following,
“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.”
When Sapp reached out to several members on the roster about this issue it seems as if he got some mixed reactions. Some stated that they were unhappy with the work environment while others stated they didn’t fear getting sick and was willing to work as they needed to work to justify their pay.