Ryan Satin broke the news via Twitter on Monday that a WWE developmental talent who recently attended a TV taping at the Performance Center has tested positive for COVID-19.
BREAKING: A developmental talent in WWE who was last on site at the Performance Center on June 9 has tested positive for COVID-19.
All talent, production crew and employees who were on-site will now be tested.
Following the results, WWE plans to proceed w/ normal schedule.
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) June 16, 2020
WWE’s Associate Medical Director Dr. Jeffrey Dugas issued the following statement:
“A developmental talent, who was last on site at WWE’s training facility on Tuesday, June 9, has tested positive for COVID-19. Since that time, no other individuals that attended the facility have reported symptoms. However, out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the health and safety of the company’s performers and staff, all talent, production crew and employees on site at the training and production facilities will be tested for COVID-19 immediately. Following the test results, WWE plans to proceed with its normal television production schedule.”
There’s no word yet on who the talent is, but don’t expect that name to be revealed right away. It’s only being reported that the person is a PC trainee and not an NXT TV talent.
The timing of this is interesting as WWE began using local fans in the crowd for Raw this week. It remains to be seen if that will be canned in wake of the positive test.