WWE To Issue Fines For Not Wearing A Mask At TV Tapings
A step in the right direction...
Following confirmations from four WWE staffers that they had contracted the coronavirus, as well as further reports of other unnamed WWE personnel being afflicted by the virus, the company is now mandating that masks be worn at TV tapings, or else be subject to a fine.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider reported (with Dave Meltzer confirming) that WWE is now ordering personnel at TV tapings to have masks on at all times, unless they're on camera.
Fines for not wearing a mask range from $500 for a first offense to $1000 for a second.
Renee Young, Kayla Braxton, Adam Pearce, and Jamie Noble all recently came forward of their own volition, revealing that they'd contracted the virus. The situation with Young led to husband, AEW World champion Jon Moxley, pushing back his scheduled title defense against Brian Cage to July 15.
The positive tests led to calls for more extensive testing at TV tapings, which WWE said they would do, "for the foreseeable future." Taz took a not-too-veiled jab at WWE for running, "...a sloppy shop" on this past Wednesday's AEW Fyter Fest broadcast.