After a positive test for Coronavirus within the WWE Performance centre, we started to hear reports of the company finally testing staff for the virus. Before this WWE were only checking the temperature of people.

Since multiple positive tests were confirmed we have seen several wrestlers from both Raw, Smackdown and NXT mysteriously disappear from television. Some have tested positive for COVID-19 and others have decided not to work following the outbreak.

Dave Meltzer in his latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, compiled a list of those who have not been seen on screen since testing for the virus began:

  • The Street Profits
  • Mandy Rose
  • Austin Theory
  • Natalya
  • Liv Morgan
  • Dana Brooke
  • Nia Jax
  • Sheamus
  • Sonya Deville
  • Finn Balor
  • Velveteen Dream
  • Raquel Gonzalez
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Carmella
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Naomi
  • Shorty G
  • Mojo Rawley

We already know that Roman Reigns, Riddick Ross and Sami Zayn have not been seen at all since they requested time off at the start of the pandemic.

There are multiple reasons as to why the list of performers have not been seen on television. It is common for performers to be absent from television when they are not included in storylines. Just because they have not been seen does not mean that they have tested positive for the virus.