On Monday following Raw, it was confirmed that someone within WWE had tested positive for COVID-19. It was later reported that this person was an active member of the NXT roster.
Many wrestling journalists including Sean Ross Sapp reported that the WWE roster first heard about the positive test when news broke on social media. They were not given warning by the company.
The talent I've spoken to say that they found out about the positive COVID-19 test when the rest of the world did. Last time they were informed via a talent relations app about five days before news broke.
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) June 16, 2020
Following on from this, PWInsider published a report yesterday indicating that almost all of the WWE roster are worried about themselves and their families during the pandemic.
According to the report, the roster members feel that WWE needs to improve their communication with members of the roster. This comes after several journalists also reported that WWE did not inform all talent that “fans” would be permitted back into shows at Raw.
Now, Tom Colohue is reporting that a member of the roster that he spoke to is considering taking time away from WWE during the pandemic. This comes after Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn asked for time off during the crisis.
… considering requesting time off, I asked how they thought this might affect their career. They told me that "they're not using me anyway." #wwe
— Tom Colohue (@Colohue) June 17, 2020
Taking to Twitter, Colohue had the following to say:
The #WWE were assured that the testing they undertook yesterday would be returned in time for today’s schedule.
Apparently this has not happened and delays are expected. It could be a very long day for talent.
Speaking to a locker room member yesterday who was considering requesting time off. I asked how they thought this might affect their career. They told me that ‘they’re not using me anyway”.
It is important to note that at this time, it has not been made clear if anyone has actually asked for time off from WWE other than Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn. For the latest, stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com.