WWE went a while without testing their Superstars and staff prior to television tapings. A COVID-19 outbreak within the company changed that policy. Now they have altered their plan of action once again after so many have received the vaccine.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has put their COVID-19 testing process through a “minor change.” It was previously mandated that all talent had to show up on the day before television tapings for testing. That way they could get tested and know whether they pass or failed in time for the show. Things are a bit different now.
It is reported that with so many vaccinated people on the roster, those who are coming from outside Tampa get tested in the hotel before the show at 8:30 AM. That hasn’t changed. If someone lives in Orlando, they can avoid driving to Tampa the day before the show and simply get tested at the Performance Center instead.
You can then wait to get the results before having to be at the building generally around 1 p.m. for the show. It’s a convenience issue for those who live in the Orlando area, they don’t have to drive to Tampa the day before or get tested the morning of the show at 8:30 a.m., then stick around Tampa all day until the show ends at 10-11 p.m.
It was noted that this new policy gives those who live in Orlando the luxury of going home for a few hours to get ready before driving to Tampa. For those in NXT, they can test in the morning rather than later in the day as well.
Many people in WWE have been vaccinated at this point, but that’s just a start. It takes many more to do their part to stop this pandemic, but WWE is still testing people prior to each broadcast.
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