WWE revealed that all performers and staff undergo medical screenings before entering the Performance Center, which will host WrestleMania 36. WrestleMania was initially scheduled to emanate from the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic led to a historic change of plans.
In consultation with WWE Medical Director Dr. Maroon, WWE Associate Medical Director Dr. Dugas and ringside physician Dr. Westerfield, as a best practice and precautionary measure all WWE performers and staff are required to participate in medical screeni
Vince McMahon’s promotion are now set to tape Mania on Wednesday and Thursday at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida behind closed doors.
The wrestling giants decided against following the example of other major sports franchises like the NBA, NHL, MLS, Premier League and UEFA which have suspended their season until further notice.
Questions have been raised about the safety measures WWE are undertaking as the performers will obviously not be adhering to any social distancing rules during the event.
The wrestling corporation, though, have stated that they do not allow anyone to enter their training facilities until they participate in some essential medical screenings.
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WWE told Sports Illustrated: “In consultation with WWE Medical Director Dr. Maroon, WWE Associate Medical Director Dr. Dugas and ringside physician Dr. Westerfield, as a best practice and precautionary measure all WWE performers and staff are required to participate in medical screenings prior to entering WWE’s training center, which is now operating as a closed set.”
This comes after WWE Hall of Famer Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler revealed that everyone is getting their temperature taken before entering the Performance Center.
According to Wrestling Inc, WWE are also limiting the amount of people allowed in the building and have staff locked down at a local Orlando hotel when they are not part of filming.
Backstage interviewer Charly Caruso also shared a video showing her getting her makeup done by Valentina Costa wearing a surgical mask and gloves.
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WWE Hall of Famer Edge recently claimed that it is essential that WrestleMania is still going ahead because the world needs an outlet to distract them from the ongoing pandemic.
Edge said: “This year more than any year we are all in the midst of something we have never experienced before, the world really needs outlets.
“Whether that is books, whether that is movies, whatever it is, just to be able to try and forget and laugh and have fun and remember what it is to be human.
“As long we can try and be as responsible and as safe as we can, why wouldn’t we try and do this for everyone? As a performer, that’s what we want to do.
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“If we can do that and if people watch and can have fun for a few hours then our mission is accomplished.
“Here’s how I’ve always looked at this job. My responsibility is to make you forget your responsibilities for two or three hours a day, or during that show.
“That is a huge responsibility, and it’s a privilege. I don’t look past it. I didn’t have it for nine years. Now I come back, and the gravity of that responsibility is not lost on me.
“Sure, it’s entertainment. Yes, we’re jumping around in tights. But a time like this, it’s very, very important. I truly believe that.”
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