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WWE Changing Ropes & Turnbuckles To Protect Talent From COVID-19, Stephanie McMahon Comments On Safety Measures


The WWE is taking further steps to ensure the health and safety of their Superstars. According to PWInsider, the company is planning to change the ropes, turnbuckle pads, aprons, canvas and turnbuckles after each taping. These will be completely sanitized and thoroughly cleaned.

Less than a week ago, Stephanie McMahon commented on the safety measures WWE is taking for their employees. Keep in mind, these remarks made by Stephanie was before WrestleMania 36.

“In terms of safety measures and protocols, first and foremost, every performance is voluntary for our performers and crew,” McMahon said. “That is a really important note to highlight. Also, the Performance Center itself is a closed set. We’re shooting in waves. No one person, regardless of who they are, is allowed to enter if they have a temperature of over 100.4, or if they have been out of the country or been in touch with someone who has been out of the country.

“We also do pandemic-level cleaning, which includes fogging and ultraviolet light, in the facility every single night. That could be overkill, quite frankly, but we really are trying to put in the best safety practices that we possibly can given the circumstances. Those are some of the measures we are taking, and it is as comprehensive as it can possibly be. We also changed some of the format for WrestleMania. We’re not holding the men’s or women’s battle royal—that’s just too many people in the ring at one time.”

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