Monday, June 15, 2020

Real Fans Used at WWE Television Tapings

Real Fans Used at WWE Television Tapings
WWE used a small number of real fans and not Performance Center recruits at today's television tapings.

The fans are some of the local diehard fans, as well as friends of the wrestlers. They had to sign waivers to not take pictures or send out spoilers. They received a free t-shirt as well.

The waivers that they signed stated that WWE wasn't liable if they contracted COVID-19 and that there could be inherent risk attending the event.

The fans were scattered around the ring, and some NXT recruits were used as well. Some of the fans on the hardcam side were allowed to sit on chairs.

Like with the talent so far, there was no COVID-19 testing, however the fans did adhere to temperature checks and a questionnaire, which were also given to the NXT talent.

WWE had been holding shows without fans since March due to the Coronoavirus pandemic. Last month WWE started placing NXT wrestlers and developmental talent in the crowd to improve the atmosphere on the shows.