Sources: WWE resumes Raw and NXT tapings

Jun 17, 2020

Andrew FeldmanESPN.com

WWE resumed tapings for Raw and NXT at the WWE Performance Center on Wednesday, sources confirmed to ESPN. Earlier today, the company revealed that a developmental skill had actually tested positive for the coronavirus and canceled Tuesdays arranged tapings as a result.
In a statement supplied by WWE on Monday, Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, WWEs associate medical director, stated that “all skill, production team and staff members on website at the training and production centers will be evaluated for COVID-19.” Sources state that those tests have been completed which all those in participation Wednesday have been cleared to participate.
ESPN has actually been not able to confirm with WWE whether any extra preventative measures have actually been put in location as a result of the positive test.

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1 RelatedThe individual who evaluated favorable was at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, on June 9 as a member of the audience during tapings of a WWE program. That individual has not been at the center because then, WWE said.
” Since that time, no other individuals that participated in the center have actually reported signs,” Dugas stated Monday.
All of WWEs pay-per-view and flagship shows– Raw, SmackDown and NXT– have actually been held at the Performance Center given that mid-March. The business was running without a crowd from March 13 up until May 25, when it started to use students and NXT personnel as an audience. Barriers were set up with the intent of separating the skill from the audience, however there have been times over the past couple of weeks when the groups combined.
According to a WWE statement Tuesday, there were likewise non-WWE-affiliated “fans” in the crowd.
” Yesterday, a select variety of loved ones were permitted to go to WWEs TELEVISION production,” WWE said. “These people were needed to take part in medical screenings prior to going into the closed set at our training center, and were kept apart from in-ring entertainers and production workers. Attendance was listed below 20% capacity and social distancing standards were followed with a minimum of 6 feet between parties, therefore deal with masks were not required.”
As taping resumes, there has not been any update on additional fans in attendance.
This is WWEs 2nd publicly validated case of the coronavirus. According to a WWE statement, the very first case was a specific ending up being symptomatic “in the days following direct exposure to two individuals working in intense healthcare on the evening of March 26.” That individual did not have contact with any other WWE worker, according to that WWE declaration.
Florida thinks about WWE an important organisation, which has enabled it to run throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The UFC has likewise recently held occasions in the state.

All of WWEs pay-per-view and flagship shows– Raw, SmackDown and NXT– have been held at the Performance Center since mid-March.” Yesterday, a choose number of pals and household were allowed to attend WWEs TV production,” WWE stated. This is WWEs second openly validated case of the coronavirus. That individual did not have contact with any other WWE employee, according to that WWE statement.