Pandemic-related challenges creating opportunities for stars old and new
As the vast majority of all sports and entertainment organizations closed their doors in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19 and waited for a window to reopen all over the world, only a few entities pushed forward under controlled environments. For months, temperature checks were the primary measure in place as WWE tried to keep its performers safe and their enclosed environment free of an outbreak. With the exception of a lone case acknowledged by WWE in late March -- a non-wrestler whose contact had been limited and happened outside a window in which shows had been taped -- WWE seemed to dodge major trouble. While not officially commenting on positive tests, WWE has adopted larger-scale testing for COVID-19 before each of their event tapings in recent weeks. A statement from the company read, "WWE will continue COVID-19 testing of its talent, production crew and employees in advance of TV productions for the foreseeable future."