WWE Changes COVID-19 Policy for Fans Attending NXT Shows
Starting with NXT TakeOver: In Your House
WWE have adjusted their COVID-19 policy for NXT shows with attending fans no longer requiring to return a negative coronavirus test ahead of or at the event.
Starting with NXT TakeOver: In Your House, which will air on Sunday 13 June, WWE will not need fans to take a test for COVID-19 to get into the venue. The promotion has been providing these for free ahead of NXT televised events.
Instead, according to Wrestling Inc, WWE will request that fans do not register to attend Sunday’s pay-per-view if they have been in a close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, or if they have experienced coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days or have themselves have tested positive in the same timeframe.
NXT shows have been the only WWE event fans have been permitted to attend since last August, when WWE moved their tapings into the ThunderDome. Heading into those weekly episode of the black-and-gold brand, fans who wished to attend had to fill out a questionnaire before the show, before taking a free rapid COVID-19 Antigen test the night of the event.
They were also required to complete a COVID-19 health questionnaire and waiver.
WWE Raw and SmackDown are set to return to live events with crowds in attendance from Friday 16 July, and it has been reported that NXT will begin live events again around the same time.