The novel coronavirus hit WWE in a big way. Superstars and staff within the company aren’t allowed to talk about their test results. A lot of information isn’t being shared and people are frustrated as well.
The entire WWE roster needs to get tested for COVID-19 prior to every taping now. While Big E spoke to The Sports Bubble with Jensen Karp, he stated that the coronavirus definitely messed with WWE’s shooting schedule.
The New Day member discussed WWE discovering a positive coronavirus test in NXT. The next day everyone had to get tested instead of taping. He understands the risk, but it’s not that great for him since he lives alone. If Big E had a family things would be very different.
“When we heard about the positive test with an NXT talent if we were supposed to tape on that day but then I think the day it came out but the next day we actually did tape that day then the next day we found on that evening the next day we had to stop the taping.”
“The fact that it could really negatively affect your family’s future is something, it’s just I don’t think it’s worth the risk. For me, like I said I go home to no one so I kind of think there’s a certain risk with wrestling that I’ve accepted anyways for myself and there’s really no fear that I’m going to get anyone else sick not a family member and like that. So I have really minimal contact with anyone else outside of wrestling at all.”
Every week is a suspenseful situation as we wait to see if everyone is negative for COVID-19. Even if there are positive results it’s not likely WWE will release that information any time soon.
WWE was forced to cancel their scheduled July return to live events. They simply can’t take the risk as Florida’s positive cases continue to surge. Hopefully, there will come a time when things can go back to the way they were. Until that happens everyone must manage.
Thanks to SE Scoops for the quote