WWE will not be holding its television tapings on Tuesday after the news of an unnamed developmental performer testing positive for COVID-19.
The company’s Associate Medical Director Dr. Jeffrey Dugas issued the following statement on Monday evening:
A developmental talent, who was last on site at WWE’s training facility on Tuesday, June 9, has tested positive for COVID-19. Since that time, no other individuals that attended the facility have reported symptoms. However, out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the health and safety of the company’s performers and staff, all talent, production crew and employees on site at the training and production facilities will be tested for COVID-19 immediately. Following the test results, WWE plans to proceed with its normal television production schedule.
Due to the positive case, the company will be testing talent and staff for COVID-19 on Tuesday with the plan to resume its tapings on Wednesday. POST Wrestling confirmed with multiple sources that Tuesday’s tapings were postponed.
On Monday, WWE taped Monday’s edition of Raw and this coming week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown. The tapings on Wednesday will be for next week’s programming.
It is the second COVID-19 case that WWE has announced with the first case being revealed in April involving an unnamed employee, who was reported as an on-screen talent but wasn’t an in-ring performer.