WWE in Covid 'outbreak' with talent pulled from NXT show and stars slammed by Vince McMahon for not following protocol'

THE WWE will reportedly make several changes for their latest NXT show following a major Covid outbreak.

That's according to Fightful, who claim the development show will be 'undergoing multiple changes' following a number of positive tests.

The WWE have yet to confirm the report, although wrestling insider Dave Meltzer has verified the claim.

He tweeted: "The NXT COVID outbreak story is accurate. Lots of positive tests."

It's been claimed NXT superstars were told to self isolate ahead of next Wednesday's show following a meeting at the WWE's Performance Center in Florida.

A number of wrestlers are said to have flaunted the company's Covid guidelines in recent weeks.

And that relaxed attitude has reportedly led to several of them being pulled from next week's show.

Fightful claim WWE bigwig Vince McMahon has been left furious by the recent actions of a number of wrestlers.


An alleged incident of an employee being pictured at DisneyWolrld without a mask is also said to have angered the veteran promoter.

An excerpt of Fightful's report read: “There was a particular incident of a wrestler or staff member at amusement parks unmasked weeks back that set Vince McMahon off after he had made it clear he wanted wrestlers taking more precautions as a result of COVID-19 risks.”

McMahon is reported to have instructed WWE employees to avoid gathering with large groups of people in the wake of the alleged Disney incident.

The 75-year-old reportedly 'sent several messages either directly or indirectly to talent' ahead of the Super Bowl in order to prevent them from attending Super Bowl parties.

It's not all doom and gloom, though, as NXT general manager William Regal recently announced a two-day NXT TakeOver in the build-up to Wrestlemania 37.

Additionally, Regal also introduced the NXT Women's Tag Team Championships.

The introduction of the titles comes fresh off the back of the inaugural Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament.

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