WWE had a dilemma flying a lot of their Superstars and staff home. Some key destinations aren’t taking people coming from Florida. WWE figured out a way around that problem, but it created a bigger mess.
New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York all stated that anyone coming from Florida needs a two-week quarantine. That should signify how bad the COVID-19 pandemic is in Florida.
260 of 500 employees of the Orlando International Airport recently tested positive for COVID-19. That is the airport WWE Superstars, staff, and executives must use.
A two-week quarantine won’t work for WWE. They need Superstars and staff to film more frequently than that. The company figured out a loophole around this new Florida travel restriction.
Ringside News has learned that anyone coming from those prohibited areas are now flying to and from Philadelphia. This is to avoid the restrictions against flying directly from Florida to New York, Connecticut, or New Jersey. Once in Philadelphia, everyone needs to figure out how to get to their own destinations from there.
It was described to us as “a mess” and one longtime staffer ironically reminded us that “this is a publicly traded company.” They’ve flown people through Philly before, but “it’s everyone and like everything else it’s a complete mess.”
WWE is testing for the novel coronavirus prior to every taping now. Superstars and staff must receive a negative test before they can participate. This procedure is creating additional stress for the NXT Great American Bash tapings.