WWE Forced to Release Statement After “Strike Teams” Sent to Investigate Venues as COVID-19 Hotspots

WWE has continued to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and has had to think outside the box in order to ensure that some of their regular shows have gone ahead.

The ThunderDome now allows fans to watch the show live without being there in person and the company has also ensured that they are following all safety protocols with their athletes.

It was revealed last night that the company’s venues were being investigated as possible hotspots in the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida, which has forced the company to release the following statement.

“WWE is not open to the public, but rather operating on a closed set with only essential personnel in attendance. As part of on-going weekly testing protocols, Aventus Labs have administered more than 10,000 PCR tests to WWE performers, employees, production staff, and crew, resulting in only 1.5 percent positive cases as compared to the current national average of more than 5%. Additionally, extensive contact tracing takes place, and impacted individuals are placed in 14-day quarantine and then only cleared after they test negative.”

Several WWE stars were forced to miss some time from TV earlier in the month including RETRIBUTION, Nia Jax, and Shayna Baszler, even though the women had a scheduled match at the time. It shows just how seriously WWE is taking COVID-19 and any superstar who is exposed to the virus.