On Friday, it emerged that WWE had made face masks mandatory for all staff at TV tapings. Anyone who refuses to wear a mask will receive a $500 fine for their first offence and $1000 for a second offence. The company also reportedly introduced a new taping schedule through to SummerSlam 2020, and Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown will be taped on separate days going forward. The two shows were previously filmed on the same day.
These recent changes have gone down well with WWE Superstars as Fightful Select reported wrestlers are less worried about working TV tapings going forward.
Reports previously indicated that Superstars were concerned about the company's stance on COVID-19, especially after WWE failed to disclose to talent how many people had tested positive for coronavirus during the recent outbreak. Some wrestlers even went as far as saying production should be shut down until coronavirus cases in Florida fall.
The new measures were implemented at last week's taping but no Superstars will be at Full Sail University or the Performance Center for the next couple of weeks as all content through to the July 15 episode of NXT has been filmed.