Coronavirus: WWE confirms first case of COVID-19 ahead of Monday Night Raw (report)

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Coronavirus has hit the WWE.

According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, an on-screen talent tested positive for COVID-19, but it wasn’t a wrestler. In a statement released to the website, it doesn’t sound like Vince McMahon has any plans to stop production.

“We believe this matter is low risk to WWE talent and staff, as the individual and a roommate became symptomatic in the days following exposure to two people working in acute health care on the evening of March 26, after WWE’s TV production on a closed set was already complete,” WWE told Pro Wrestling Sheet. “The employee had no contact with anyone from WWE since being exposed to those two individuals, is doing well, and made a complete recovery.”

Professional wrestling has continued to compete through the pandemic, and last weekend WrestleMania 36 was held without any fans present. Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live have been following that fanless model for almost a month now.

WWE isn’t the only sporting company of McMahon’s affected by the coronavirus. On Friday, his XFL suspended day-to-day operations and laid off all its employees.

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