WWE Shuts Down Performance Center Training Due to COVID-19, NXT Staff Not Allowed on Raw and SmackDown

WWE has shut down training at the Performance Center again after reports of a COVID-19 outbreak among NXT talent and trainers.

It has been reported by PWInsider who said that multiple sources had told them that there was no training on September 24 and no word on when training would resume.

The COVID-19 outbreak began after an unnamed NXT talent threw a party which was attended by several trainees. This led to the asymptomatic transmission of the virus which eventually spread to those who work and train in the performance center.

When PWInsider reached out to WWE for comments, a spokesperson stated that “as part of ongoing testing protocols” WWE had completed a second round of weekly COVID-19 testing on Tuesday.

Individuals who tested positive “will quarantine for 14 days, receive medical care, and then will only be cleared when they are symptom-free and test negative.”

They added that extensive contact tracing has taken place and other individuals were placed on a 14-day quarantine.

It is also being reported that talent and staff who are either working at the PC or during NXT tapings will not be allowed to be at the Raw and SmackDown tapings till further notice.

There are, however, worries about cross-contamination to the main roster due to the fact that NXT trainees were still being used as masked RETRIBUTION members during the taping for last Monday’s Raw.