WWE Makes Significant Change at Latest Set of TV Tapings

WWE has been struggling to contain the COVID-19 virus over the past few weeks with reports suggesting that the number of infected superstars in WWE at present could be around 40.

While the company has implemented much better testing and now forced the crowd in attendance to wear masks, there still seems to be a way that the virus had been spreading at the Performance Center.

Many fans noticed on SmackDown this past week that AJ Styles took on Drew Gulak for the Intercontinental Championship but there were no in-ring introductions despite this being a Championship match.

According to a report by WrestlingInc, ring announcers are no longer allowed to make any introductions in the ring.

Last night on Raw, the announcers made their usual calls from ringside, which means that there are fewer bodies in the ring at any one time and means that they are not in close contact with each other.

It’s thought that this change could be in line with the recent COVID-19 precautions, but as with many other changes that WWE has made recently, this could easily change back at the next set of tapings.

At present, the company is doing everything that they can to try to contain and then eradicate this virus from their Performance Center.