It was a matter of time. The Coronavirus has changed the way the wrestling world works as there is now a worry about one person getting infected and spreading the virus to everyone involved. That is a scary situation for everyone involved as you never can tell how fast something is spreading behind the scenes. It was almost guaranteed that something was going to happen, but what would happen next?
On Monday, news broke that an unnamed NXT talent had tested positive for the Coronavirus. The wrestler had last been at the Performance Center on June 9, but that did not exactly make things much better. There was no telling who all had been in contract with the wrestler, as they had been standing in the crowd at WWE TV tapings. That presented a major problem, and now we are seeing some of the consequences.
According to Post Wrestling’s John Pollock and Bryan Alvarez, WWE has canceled their television tapings for Tuesday, with the possibility of continuing them on Wednesday. Tuesday will be used to test the WWE roster for Coronavirus. WWE taped this week’s SmackDown in advance but still needs to tape this week’s NXT and 205 Live, which are planned to be taped on Wednesday, according to F4WOnline.com.
From two sources – WWE tapings will not be taking place on Tuesday.
Was told by one they are hoping to resume on Wednesday.
— John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) June 16, 2020
More on the site momentarily, but WWE has canceled tomorrow’s tapings to test everyone for COVID after a developmental wrestler tested positive.
— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) June 16, 2020
They have a lot to get through. Check out what tomorrow’s tapings will build from:
Opinion: Were you expecting something else? This was bound to happen at some point with the NXT wrestlers packed into the arena with no masks and nothing more than temperature checks and a questionnaire every time they came to the building. It was a matter of time before something happened and now WWE gets to wait around and see how much worse this actually is. That isn’t a good sign and it very well may get even worse.
What does this mean for WWE? What should they do about the situation? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!