We have bad news to report this evening as there is reportedly a COVID-19 outbreak in the NXT brand. It is reported that mask policies have gotten relaxed prior to this outbreak.

The number of infected individuals has not been confirmed. Jon Alba tweeted out that he has confirmed with Sean Ross Sapp that there have been many infections and it has caused a “decent effect on creative.”

People were reportedly still testing positive for COVID-19 a recently as this weekend. A Performance Center coach is believed to have spread the contagious virus.

Multiple sources: there was a COVID-19 outbreak within #NXT recently. Working on the details, but sources indicate it may have had a decent effect on creative

I’m working on confirming more details, but @SeanRossSapp has verified what I heard, quite literally as I hit “tweet.” He indicates several PC classes were canceled, and the outbreak happened over the past couple of weeks.

Source indicates some have gotten relaxed with mask wearing, especially in spots where some people congregate and there was concern over that. Am told people were still testing positive as recently as this weekend, with the belief being a coach accidentally spread it

We will continue to monitor this ongoing situation. Hopefully, everyone is able to get through this awful situation. It will be interesting to see how it goes to change WWE NXT’s creative direction as they head toward another TakeOver event in a few weeks.

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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