More on Recent COVID-19 Outbreak in WWE and AEW

As noted before, both WWE and AEW recently had a COVID-19 outbreak at their respective Performance Center and Daily’s Place locations in Florida.

Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that in regards to WWE’s recent outbreak, the company’s original plans for the upcoming September 28th episode of RAW were affected but not their plans for this Sunday’s Clash of Champions event. Meltzer also reported that the current feeling within the company is one of fear over the outbreak spreading in their RAW brand due to a large number of Performance Center talent, who were portrayed as masked members of Retribution, interacting with RAW brand talent during the September 21st episode of RAW.

In regards to AEW’s recent outbreak, Meltzer reported that Ben Carter currently believes that he likely contracted the coronavirus after September 10th. Serena Deeb reportedly believes that she might have been exposed to the coronavirus on September 20th due to her recent contact with someone who later tested positive.

In regards to the possible sources of the multi-company outbreak, Meltzer reported that the original source of WWE’s recent outbreak is currently believed to have been from a Performance Center coach who inadvertently spread the coronavirus to others in WWE’s Performance Center and NXT brand. Another source reportedly involves a party recently held with WWE and AEW talent which included people who later tested positive for the coronavirus. A third source reportedly involves recent indies events that featured AEW contracted and non-contracted talent who could have been exposed to the coronavirus there and brought it back to Daily’s Place.