While all major sports have suspended seasons and canceled events, wrestling continues with weekly and monthly shows amid the coronavirus pandemic.
WWE has held all shows at the Performance Center since March 13 and to ensure the safety of the performers, they have gone to extreme lengths to keep things clean and performers healthy.
"As far as testing is concerned, we do everything imaginable," said Vince McMahon on the 2020 first-quarter earnings call. "You can't even come on the premises if you have a fever, obviously. We have this whole form you have to fill out, and you have to do it every week, in terms of whether or not you've been exposed. It's a whole long form. We're doing everything we can for safety and making sure the environment is as good as it possibly can be, not only monitoring our talent and employees as well, anyone who is at the training facility. We're very careful of how many people are in and out at one time. We put talent in a sequestered hotel. We're performing in small groups, in terms of waves, as far as in-ring is concerned. We change the turnbuckles and the ropes between matches. We have a 'pandemic cleaning' on a very frequent basis. The Clorox 360 stuff, we have something additional as well."
At this point, Triple H jumped in on the call to expand upon the "Clorox 360 stuff" that Vince mentioned.
"It's a company called Allied BioScience," said Triple H. "They have a spray that, it's a process that makes it cling to surfaces and the surface, once it's coated, it lasts for 90 to 120 days and it acts like a sword that punctures the cell wall of the virus or what causes the virus and kills it on contact. It lasts through even the other cleanings and various levels of everything we're doing. We coated our facilities at the Performance Center, the warehouses, even our production trucks. We're taking every precaution that we've been advised that is the best practice to take, and then some."
Despite the extreme measures, WWE did have an employee test positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, the employee has made a full recovery. WWE has also changed its taping schedule, doing shows roughly every two weeks instead of running live each week.
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