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Report: Some WWE Employees Are "Shocked" The Company Still Hasn't Introduced COVID-19 Testing At TV Tapings

Talent had their temperature taken at the recent tapings...

In early May, All Elite Wrestling and UFC started to tape shows again in Jacksonville, Florida. Both companies have tested all staff and talent for coronavirus, with AEW competitors having been tested three times in the last week. 

Cody Rhodes outlined the young promotion's testing procedures last week. He explained staff are first tested with the COVID-19 Rapid Test which detects coronavirus antibodies. If this comes back as positive, the person would then get the swab test to confirm whether the initial result was a positive or false positive. 

WWE is still yet to introduce coronavirus testing at the Performance Center or Full Sail University, but has been checking people's temperature and asking talent if they feel unwell, along with putting other measures in place.

Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the lack of COVID-19 testing has "shocked" some people within the company, especially after multiple people in UFC who passed the temperature checks later tested positive for coronavirus. 

Whether WWE decides to introduce coronavirus testing at future tapings remains to be seen.


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