WWE’s plans were shaken up on Monday when the company learned a PC trainee, who was recently in the crowd for tapings, has tested positive for COVID-19.
As a result, WWE did not hold a second day of tapings on Tuesday so that everyone from talent to recruits to executives could be tested. Talent and staff had previously only taken part in temperature checks and questionnaires before working taping days.
SmackDown star Mojo Rawley shared the following footage on Twitter of being swabbed through the nose:
Precautionary #COVID19 testing! Gotta make sure we’re healthy and safe to entertain the globe every week!
— Dean Muhtadi (@MojoRawleyWWE) June 16, 2020
There’s no word yet on if WWE will have “friends and family” fans in attendance again today following the positive case. It’s being reported that WWE also taped this week’s Main Event and SmackDown on Monday, so they will be seen on-air for those episodes.
As for Wednesday’s tapings, PWInsider reports that WWE will tape next week’s Raw and Raw Talk, next week’s Main Event, next week’s SmackDown, and two episodes of 205 Live at the Performance Center. It’s also expected that WWE will tape two episodes of NXT at Full Sail University today.
There’s a chance some of these tapings could carry over into Thursday, as there are reports of several rewrites taking place. Regardless, Wednesday will be a very long day for everyone involved.
Stay tuned to WrestlePages.com for the latest.