As one of the few public-facing companies in America still running full steam ahead amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, WWE has had to keep its employees safe as they perform in a very physical manner. When asked about keeping talent safe during the recent quarterly earnings call, Vince talked about what precautions have been put in place.
As far as testing is concerned, we do everything imaginable. You can’t even step on the premises if you have a fever. We have this whole form you have to fill out, and you have to do it every week, in terms of whether you’ve been exposed. It’s a whole long form. We’re doing everything we can for safety and making sure the environment is as good as it possibly can be. Not only monitoring our talent but our employees as well. Anyone who’s been at the training facility, and we’re very careful as to how many people are in and out at one time.
Vince continues by confirming some aspects we’ve heard about WWE’s safety policies. Talent is sequestered in hotels during tapings, and the ropes and turnbuckles are changed out between matches. He describes a frequent “pandemic cleaning” that goes on throughout the facility. Triple H then stepped in to expand on what exactly that means.
It’s a company called Applied Bioscience that we work through. They have a spray that, through a process, makes it cling to surfaces. Once it’s coated, it lasts for 90 to 120 days. How it was explained to me it, it acts like a sword that punctures the cell wall of what causes the virus and kills it on contact.
Vince finishes by saying that they’ll take advantage of any testing that comes out as time goes on. Closing fully is not an option for WWE, but Vince and the company want to be sure that everything is as safe as possible for those who choose to come in and perform in their ring.