WWE discovered a positive coronavirus test with one of their recruits in developmental. This caused the company to perform widespread coronavirus testing. Around 30 names were reportedly discovered.
More positive cases for COVID-19 were reportedly found later on. This is a tricky situation because the company is not revealing who tested positive. They are also not allowing their Superstars to disclose if they are positive.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter listed Superstars who have not been the the Performance Center since the testing started. Not all of those names are guaranteed to be positive. Their absence could be contributed to other things, but the timing of their disappearance is still interesting.
Dana Brooke, Carmella, Naomi, The Street Profits, Velveteen Dream, Austin Theory, Daniel Bryan, Finn Balor, Liv Morgan, Mandy Rose, Natalya, Nia Jax, Otis, Tucker, Mojo Rawley, Shorty G, Raquel Gonzalez, Sheamus and Sonya Deville.
Carmella hasn’t been around anyway. She has been rarely used on television recently. Naomi hasn’t been around and Dana Brooke has not in weeks either. Angelo Dawkins just celebrated the birth of his first child. It stands to reason if WWE gave him a bit of time off to prepare for that huge life event.
Other names like Daniel Bryan and Sheamus continued to appear on the show, but they did so via Zoom calls. It was noted that “it was clear they were scripted originally for the show and didn’t come.”