WWE experimented with having talent in the audience on the week of 5/25 and now there are new details on how WWE handled testing for COVID-19.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, while WWE made a big deal about testing for the coronavirus during raw, all they did was take the temperatures of those in the audience and ask if they felt unwell.
“Although it was hinted on-air that they were testing all talent for COVID-19, there was no testing done at all during the tapings this past week besides temperature readings and asking people if they didn’t feel well," said Meltzer
Fightful was able to confirm these reports and learn that the NXT talent that was tested was checked at Full Sail University and then bussed to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida for Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.
Fightful Select exclusively broke the news that during the taping that included WrestleMania 36, there was a positive test for COVID-19 among on-air WWE staff, which WWE later confirmed.
One WWE Superstar who wasn't in the crowd for Monday Night Raw was Matt Riddle. That is because after his final NXT match on May 27, he was called up to SmackDown. Learn more at this link.