Since May, coronavirus testing has been widely available in Florida and both All Elite Wrestling and UFC have introduced mandatory testing. WWE is yet to do so but has put other measures in place which includes taking everyone's temperature and having them checked out by a doctor before TV tapings at the Performance Center and Full Sail University. The ring canvas is also replaced after every match and the venues are regularly disinfected.
WWE confirmed last night that a developmental talent who was in the crowd at the June 9 tapings had tested positive for coronavirus. The company will now test all staff at "training and production facilities" for COVID-19.
WWE released the following statement: "A developmental talent, who was last on site at WWE’s training facility on Tuesday, June 9, has tested positive for COVID-19. 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."
John Pollock at POST Wrestling reported soon after that the wrestling behemoth has cancelled today's tapings of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown. The company plans to resume tapings on Wednesday.