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Mystery ‘on-screen’ WWE employee tests positive for coronavirus

Mystery ‘on-screen’ WWE employee tests positive for coronavirus as it begins live shows without an audience

  • WWE employee has tested positive for coronavirus, the company confirmed
  • The individual is an on-screen talent and not a member of the WWE roster
  • They are ‘doing well’ and are not thought to have exposed other cast and crew  
  • WWE will begin filming live shows without an audience next week
  • Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID

A mystery ‘on-screen’ WWE employee has tested positive for coronavirus, the company has revealed.

The individual has not been identified, but is an on-screen talent and not a member of the WWE roster, according to Pro Wrestling Sheet.

They are ‘doing well’ and are not in a serious condition, the organization said. 

The individual is thought to have been exposed to the virus after the latest filming for WEE was completed and immediately went into quarantine when they tested positive for the virus.

A mystery ‘on-screen’ WWE employee has tested positive for coronavirus, the company has revealed

WWE said it does not believe the other cast and crew have been put at risk of contracting the infection from the individual.

‘We believe this matter is low risk to WWE talent and staff, as the individual and a roommate became symptomatic in the days following exposure to two people working in acute health care on the evening of March 26, after WWE’s TV production on a closed set was already complete,’ WWE said in a statement. 

‘The employee had no contact with anyone from WWE since being exposed to those two individuals, is doing well, and made a complete recovery.’

The news comes after WWE announced it will begin live shows without an audience next week. 

The shows are filmed in Orlando, Florida, which is under a stay-at-home order until April 30.

The individual has not been identified, but is an on-screen talent and not a member of the WWE roster, according to Pro Wrestling Sheet

The individual has not been identified, but is an on-screen talent and not a member of the WWE roster, according to Pro Wrestling Sheet

The individual is thought to have been exposed to the virus after the latest filming for WWE was completed and immediately went into quarantine when they tested positive for the virus

The individual is thought to have been exposed to the virus after the latest filming for WWE was completed and immediately went into quarantine when they tested positive for the virus

Anyone that comes to the studios must have their temperature taken and must practice social distancing, the company said. 

Wrestler Roman Reigns pulled out of WrestleMania 36 at the end of March over fears that he could become exposed to the deadly virus. 

Reigns has battled leukemia and is immunocompromised. 

More than 20,600 Americans have now died from coronavirus and confirmed cases have now topped more than half a million.  

 

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