Get the boss’ attention. There are a lot of questions about what the Coronavirus means for WWE both in the short term and in the long term. The company has to figure out how to move forward with everything that they are trying to do while also keeping things as safe as possible for everyone involved. That may not be the easiest thing, but they do have a new policy in place. Now we know how that came about.
One of the biggest things that can be done to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus is to wear a mask. It helps prevent germs from being transferred from one person to another and can go a long way in a short amount of time. For some reason WWE has not been too wild on having the masks around their television shows, but that changed earlier this week. It turns out that Vince McMahon had a big hand in the decision.
According to Fightful Select, the new policy requiring everyone but people performing at the moment came straight from McMahon. An unnamed Monday Night Raw star returned to the show and asked McMahon why no one was wearing a mask. As a result, McMahon instituted the policy, despite not being present at most television tapings. McMahon will be in the building, but mainly stays in his office for most of the show.
Masks are a big deal in WWE. Check out a look at some of them throughout history:
Opinion: How in the world this wasn’t a rule in the first place is beyond me. I’m really not sure I understand why WWE would not want to have their wrestlers covered up when possible, but I’m sure it has something to do with the image that WWE presents. You would think that WWE would understand that things are a little weird at the moment, but WWE has a history of not exactly doing things that make sense in the first place.
What do you think of the new policy? What else can WWE do? Let us know in the comments below.
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