It has been a couple of months since reports of a COVID-19 outbreak within the WWE have actually appeared, but Mike Johnson of PWInsider dropped the news of one on Wednesday saying that "a number of talents and staff" tested positive following this previous weekend's live event tour. No names were provided, and Friday's edition of Friday Night SmackDown has actually already been taped so none of the positive outcomes will affect the show. Johnson did nevertheless point out how the break out might have a result on WWE's post-Christmas tour, including the annual Madison Square Garden show on Dec. 26..
" The Holiday Tour commences this Sunday 12/26 at New York City's Madison Square Garden with the Raw brand and The Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida with the Smackdown roster, simply four days away," Johnson wrote. "Beyond MSG and Tampa, there are 8 additional tour stops scheduled throughout both the United States and Canada. In the United States, the tour strikes Detroit for a Monday Night Raw broadcast with additional Holiday Tour live events in Orlando, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Buffalo and Washington, DC. PWInsider.com is informed that presently, there are no strategies to cancel any events in the United States.".
WWE went back to touring this past July after investing well over a year running out of either the WWE Performance Center or the WWE ThunderDome. Reports emerged previously today that, with the most recent break out through the Omicron variant, there is a possibility WWE could return to having fans appear virtually if shutdowns of mass events are imposed once again. The company presently has its next pay-per-view, Day 1, scheduled for Jan. 1 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.