WWE Releases Public Statement On Fans Not Wearing Masks During Television Tapings

Lawrence Kim
June 17, 2020

Dean Muhtadi, who goes by Mojo Rawley in WWE, tweeted about his own COVID-19 test on Tuesday morning. The individuals speaking with Alba confirmed temperature checks were administered and that they had signed waivers, with one noting that their group initially had masks on upon arrival but chose not to wear them when taping started. The company cancelled today's tapings so all staff could be tested and is planning to resume production tomorrow.

A WWE developmental wrestler who was at the wrestling company's training center in Orlando last Tuesday has tested positive for coronavirus.

WWE stated in their press release last week that Heyman would remain as an on-air talent in WWE.

Earlier this afternoon reports emerged indicating Christian would appear on television tonight.

WWE talent also didn't find out about the positive test until the news broke and NXT Superstars in the crowd have been banned from wearing face masks. It was previously reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that fans were told to go home if they wanted to wear a mask.

There are questions going forward on how WWE will handle TV tapings now that someone has tested positive for COVID-19. We also first noted that fans had their temperatures taken, and had to fill out a questionnaire.

According to a report by PW Insider, WWE hopes they will be able to bring back live crowds in time for SummerSlam this year.

Last night's edition of Raw featured a select number of friends and family who were permitted into the tapings.

Due to this time frame, fans could be in attendance for SummerSlam. These individuals were required to participate in medical screenings prior to entering the closed set at our training facility, and were kept apart from in-ring performers and production personnel.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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