There are reportedly more positive COVID-19 tests in WWE.
Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet confirmed multiple people in WWE have tested positive for COVID-19. The news was first mentioned by Sean Ross Sapp during Wednesday's List & Ya Girl.
Satin reports at least three people who had been at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando received positive test results this week and now more testing will be done before this week's television tapings.
Mike Johnson at PWInsider reports WWE began emailing talents and staff, advising them that there had been a new positive COVID-19 test result and advised them to again get tested for the virus.
On Monday, June 15, it was reported a second talent had tested positive for COVID-19, which led to WWE canceling the Tuesday tapings and getting all staff and talent at the Performance Center tested. Tapings resumed on Wednesday and no one was reportedly allowed in the building without a negative COVID-19 test. Satin reports it's unclear if the new results are related to that round of testing or if additional testing was done.
WWE gave the following comments to CBS Sports:
"WWE will continue COVID-19 testing of its talent, production crew and employees in advance of TV productions for the foreseeable future."
There was no comment on the reports of multiple positive tests.
On Wednesday it was reported by the Herald-Tribune that 5,508 new cases of COVID-19 had been discovered in Florida, which has been a hot spot for the virus.
Fightful learned that originally friends and family of WWE stars were to be in the audience again, and subsequently tested. However, that has been pulled at the request of WWE medical staff.
WWE was reportedly set to resume tapings on Friday with an episode of SmackDown. John Pollock of POST Wrestling reports the new schedule will see double tapings of SmackDown & Raw on both Friday and Saturday.
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