Over the last few weeks WWE has continued to clean house as several talents were released from their contracts, most recently commentator Tom Phillips, and several employees behind-the-scenes. However, a new report has surfaced saying that the company is finally ready to move forward.
According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE recently held a mandatory meeting led by President Nick Khan alerting their team that no more cuts would be made. An additional topic was getting everyone back into the office by July, the first time staff would return to headquarters in over a year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. They have all been working from home at that time.
WWE Vaccination Policy
The report adds that people will NOT be required to be vaccinated, but it is requested that those who aren’t vaccinated should wear a mask. WWE chairman Vince McMahon, CBO Stephanie McMahon, and top executive Paul Levesque (Triple H) were present, but did not speak at the meeting as it was run by Khan and CFO Kristina Salen.
Jerry “The King” Lawler took to Twitter to speak on vaccination protocols for talent, revealing WWE requests everyone is “fully vaccinated before the next pay per view in June”.
He later posted a clarification, indicating “WWE has the same covid policy as MLB. If you’re fully vaccinated, you’re good to go. If not, you must still wear a mask at the event and be tested before an event”
1st let me comment on some of the comments after this tweet of mine. The WWE has the same covid policy as MLB. If you're fully vaccinated, you're good to go. If not, you must still wear a mask at the event and be tested before an event.
In trying to be brief, my earlier tweet may have given the wrong impression. WWE never forces anyone to be vaccinated. Their new policy is, if you're fully vaccinated you no longer have to be tested or wear a mask at events. I hate the masks! I love the new WWE policy! pic.twitter.com/iQy09PscyT