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Key WWE venues under investigation over ‘Covid hotspot’ concerns

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Three WWE venues are being looking into as part of an Orange County Department of Health investigation.

The agency has asked its Strike Team to take a look at a list of 17 businesses where the coronavirus could be spreading, with the sports entertainment company appearing on the list three times.

As well as a number of local bars, gyms and other firms, all of WWE’s pandemic-era locations will be assessed, as reported by WFTV.

Full Sail University – which has been the home of the NXT brand since 2012 – is listed as WWE Full Sail, while the location of the ThunderDome (listed as WWE Amway Center) is also under investigation.

The WWE Performance Center makes the list too, and the repurposed training facility was the company’s home base for much of the pandemic.

Before shifting production to the ThunderDome in August, Raw and SmackDown had both taken place at the PC from March.

With those two brands moving to the Amway Center, NXT recently stepped into an overhauled PC, which has now been rebranded the Capitol Wrestling Corporation.

In a statement, WWE told Metro.co.uk: ‘WWE is not open to the public, but rather operating on a closed set with only essential personnel in attendance.

‘As part of on-going weekly testing protocols, Aventus Labs have administered more than 10,000 PCR tests to WWE performers, employees, production staff and crew resulting in only 1.5 percent positive cases as compared to the current national average of more than 5%.

‘Additionally, extensive contact tracing takes place and impacted individuals are placed in 14-day quarantine and then only cleared after they test negative.’

Although WWE has not gone public with the identity of positive tests, Renee Young – when she was still with the company – and current Raw superstar AJ Styles were both amongst those to reveal the news to fans.

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