WWE has been hit by some bad news as one of its development talent has tested positive for the coronavirus. As of now, it is unclear whether the wrestler was a part of the NXT roster.
Notably, WWE has continued with its operations even as the entire US is suffering from the effects of COVID-19. It has done so by not having any fans in attendance. There are also other precautions like only organizing the event at the performance center in Orlando and not in sold-out venues like it usually does for its shows.
WWE has also released a statement on this new development. Many fans continue to question its involvement. Meanwhile, there’s a new wave of criticism coming after this big development.
WHAT DID THE WWE SAY IN ITS STATEMENT?
This is what the WWE had to say –
“A developmental talent, who was last on site at WWE’s training facility on Tuesday, June 9, has tested positive for COVID-19.”
Jeffery Dugas, WWE’s associate medical director, was quoted as saying in the statement by Bleacher Report –
“Since that time, no other individuals that attended the facility have reported symptoms.”
“However, out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the health and safety of the company’s performers and staff, all talent, production crew and employees on site at the training and production facilities will be tested for COVID-19 immediately.”
“Following the test results, WWE plans to proceed with its normal television production schedule.”
There are chances that future episodes of the show are stalled. The life of talent cannot be put at risk just to give out a new show. Let’s see what the company does to alleviate the situation in the upcoming weeks.