WWE Resumes Tapings With Reported Rewrites And Mandatory COVID-19 Testing
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Earlier this week, WWE announced that a developmental talent tested positive for COVID-19. The company cancelled its television tapings for June 16 in order to run COVID-19 testing. According to PWInsider and Jeremy Lambert of Fightful, WWE is resuming tapings on June 17, and it will tape the majority of next week’s programming.
The tapings will reportedly feature content that’s different than what the company had initially planned. According to Gary Cassidy of Sportskeeda, Wednesday’s tapings will involve multiple rewrites.
I’ve been told that, yesterday, some WWE employees had to wait for up to three hours to undergo COVID-19 testing.
I’ve also been told that there have since been “multiple rewrites” for this week’s programming.
— Gary Cassidy (@WrestlingGary) June 17, 2020
Additionally, Cassidy reported that the taping will now require everyone involved to be tested for COVID-19.
I’ve also just been told that, following a developmental talent testing positive for COVID-19, there will be mandatory testing tomorrow for everyone – talent and crew included – attending the Performance Center.
— Gary Cassidy (@WrestlingGary) June 16, 2020