WWE’s TV schedule is reportedly in chaos with “at least 30 positive coronavirus tests” putting filming in huge jeopardy.
Announcers Renee Young and Kayla Braxton, plus producers Adam Pearce and Jamie Noble were among the star names confirmed as having Covid-19 last week following testing at the WWE Performance Center.
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Now Wrestling Observer Live’s Bryan Alvarez says there are numerous more cases.
He said: “We’re at literally, like, six to 10 sources right now, all saying that we’re talking 20 to 30 (positive cases). Minimum. So it’s bad.”
He also claimed only skeleton crews were in place for Raw and SmackDown tapings after various members of the locker room came into contact with both Young and Noble.
That comes after reports of superstars being filled with concern and frustration over WWE boss Vince McMahon keeping business open throughout the pandemic.
An alleged unnamed developmental talent blasted their handling of the situation, including claims they were not allowed to wear masks.
They also claimed that WWE wrestlers had been barred from announcing publicly whether they had tested positive for Covid-19.
WWE recently declared: “WWE will continue Covid-19 testing of its talent, production crew and employees in advance of TV productions for the foreseeable future.”
Performers are now being tested before every taping and are expected to self-isolate inbetween work.
Former Universal Champion Kevin Owens, who recently lost a relative to the disease and has been absent from TV due to the recent spike in Florida, where the PC is based, tweeted his support of wearing a mask.
He said: “At worst, wearing a mask and social distancing does nothing.
“At best, it helps saves lives. While at worst, making fun of people wearing a mask, and not wearing a mask yourself, and telling people not to wear a mask can help spread this disease and make things worse.
“And at best, if you're doing that and belittling people and calling them ignorant for wearing masks, at best, you're making fun of people who are trying to do what they think is best for their community.”
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