WWE's handling of COVID has been questionable at best, according to the private words of their own Superstars.
Fightful Select learned of more frustration that emerged, and an interesting story about WWE's lack of testing earlier this year.
Now, Fightful Select has found out that earlier this year, at least one wrestler experienced their first COVID-19 test while visiting All Elite Wrestling. In addition, the frustration within NXT continued well into Halloween Havoc for the handling of testing.
WWE came under heavy fire of for their lack of COVID-19 testing in the initial stages, and we've heard a story related to that coming out of the AEW PPV this weekend. When discussing AEW COVID protocols with several AEW names, several told us that WWE stars visiting All Elite Wrestling for Double or Nothing in May actually claimed they got their first coronavirus tests from AEW the weekend of Double or Nothing, because otherwise they weren't permitted at the events or functions. Even after there were positive tests within WWE months prior, the company didn't do testing along the way until Mid-June.
Also, Not much of a shocker here, and seems to be a weekly article at this point, but there was a lot of frustration about NXT's handling of COVID protocols heading into Halloween Havoc. Indi Hartwell was pulled from Halloween Havoc in a planned appearance, and several in NXT that we spoke to were frustrated with how things have been affected for a story that many looked at in such a positive light. As mentioned recently, NXT's ability to get Hartwell over without even having her on screen was acclaimed by talent we spoke to. Frustration was compounded when classes then resumed, and the same testing protocol was kept in place -- not daily testing.
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