WWE came under fire for not requiring their talent to wear masks amidst a COVID-19 outbreak at the Performance Center. Now, it appears they have changed their tune.
Talent were shown wearing masks at ringside last week which is an improvement for sure. However, WWE is now taking things a step further. As reported by Mike Johnson of PWInsider, the company will now be fining people for not wearing masks. The system will include a $500 fine for first-time offenders and a $1,000 fine for every recurring offense. This rule will apply to all talent not currently performing.
We will have to wait and see if there is any pushback on this policy from those within the company. Independent stars Low Ki and Austin Aries have both come out publicly with their disapproval of wearing masks although they have been ridiculed by many people in the business for their ignorance.
Other WWE stars such as Kevin Owens have come out publicly asking for people to wear masks. Owens posted a heartfelt video on Twitter recently where he asked people to wear masks and practice social distancing.
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