WWE confirms positive COVID-19 case within the company

WWE has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case within the company and per report, the individual who contracted the virus has been cleared of it.

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The WWE has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case within the company. The news was first reported by Fightful and the site noted that they’d been contacted by members of the WWE roster about an alleged COVID-19 case in WWE. The site obtained a memo that was sent out to those in the company about the positive test. WWE has since confirmed the news with the following statement:

“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.”

The aforementioned memo read that the individual who contracted the virus gave consent to share his or her name, their status and added that they are feeling better.

Pro Wrestling Sheet added to the report and according to the site, the on-screen talent went out to dinner with friends that work in healthcare after wrapping up the latest set of WWE tapings. The talent is not a member of the in-ring roster. The person began to experience symptoms, went to get tested and the test came back positive. The individual immediately went into quarantine and has been in quarantine the entire time. The site added that the person was cleared of the virus this week.

POST Wrestling was able to confirm Pro Wrestling Sheet’s report that WWE is set to go live for RAW, SmackDown and NXT from the WWE Performance Center. The company was slated to mass tape episodes of their weekly shows at the PC this week.


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