Earlier this week, it was reported WWE was being investigated for being a potential hotspot for spreading COVID-19. Additionally, it was also rumored WWE’s testing was resulting in an alarmingly high number of positives.
Today, WrestlingInc. is reporting several NXT talents and performance center trainees have filed formal complaints and were very vocal about others in WWE not following WWE protocol and endangering their health.
The report states:
“A few weeks ago a couple of people spoke up at an NXT taping about what they called ‘anti-maskers’ not following guidelines outside of NXT and training classes, while potentially putting others at risk due to their actions.”
According to the report, WWE wants talents to be very careful of posting any pictures depicting themselves at large gatherings without masks. Additionally, the report states WWE cannot control talents’ lives outside.
“WWE wants everyone to be proactive in following protocols when it comes to attending large events and to be conscious about what they are posting on social media. Things such as pictures of talent being unmasked in large gatherings, especially indoors, that could lead one to believe that they were acting in an unsafe manner are all things the company wants talent to be aware of before posting.”
While this report is second hand and is being reported from a source within WWE, based on the wording above, it certainly doesn’t sound like WWE is worried about people actually being safe. The wording specifically states they don’t want people to be perceived as unsafe.
There is a huge difference between the two.