Multiple People at WWE Performance Center Reportedly Test Positive for COVID-19

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJune 24, 2020

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At least three WWE employees who have been at the Performance Center have tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet reported the positive tests include in-ring talent but no names have been given. WWE plans on conducting more tests ahead of tapings scheduled for this week.

A developmental talent who was last on WWE facilities June 9 previously tested positive for the virus, leading to a temporary halting in taping last week. WWE tested its talent and resumed taping later in the week.

Kevin Owens did not attend last week's Raw tapings because of concerns over the virus. Some other top talent, including Roman Reigns, have chosen to not participate in WWE tapings during the pandemic over health concerns.

WWE has not missed a week of programming during the COVID-19 pandemic, instead choosing to film empty-arena shows at their performance center in Orlando. Florida has seen a massive spike in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, including a record of 5,508 cases reported Wednesday.

WWE has not publicly disclosed any protocols on social distancing or quarantining for its talent when they are not taping. The company did not begin doing coronavirus testing for its talent until earlier this month.