It has been reported by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, that the WWE Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida, which is set to host NXT Halloween Havoc has suffered a minor COVID-19 outbreak.
Though unconfirmed, and with no official statement from WWE on the matter, it is believed that several NXT talent have been asked to quarantine which will make them inaccessible for 14 days.
Fightful followed up on the report saying there has been word all Tuesday of another COVID-19 outbreak in NXT – but that they are unable to confirm the outbreak. It’s added that NXT regularly holds in-house live events to track the progression of NXT talent, with one taking place last Friday. Fightful reports that all of those in attendance at that show were asked to quarantine.
Unfortunately, the group in question reportedly includes several stars scheduled to appear on Wednesday’s NXT Halloween Havoc – though specific names have not been mentioned. However, Dave Meltzer reports that WWE were prepared for such an occurrence and reportedly plans are already in place to make changes if necessary – which was also confirmed by Fightful Select.
While The Wrestling Observer states that around 100 fans are still planned to be in attendance for the rebirth of Halloween Havoc, all with the correct safety measures put in place, that could now change depending on the severity of the situation.
Jon Alba of Spectrum Sports 360 added to the report, stating that – like Fightful – he couldn’t confirm that there had been an outbreak, but that the information provided by Dave Meltzer is “exactly” what he heard. Alba adds that the status of the show is “TBD” – but adds that fans planning to attend haven’t been told they can’t attend as of yet.
Inside the Ropes will keep you up to date with any developments.