WWE canceled the planned Raw tapings yesterday and moved them to today as more complications from COVID-19 testing pushed things back.
Swab test results are not always coming quick and WWE is not letting anyone in unless they get a negative test result to try and keep the Performance Center as clean as it can be. Those who are supposed to be part of the shows are being told to come to town earlier so they can undergo testing and then wait while they are isolated in the hotel.
Last night’s Smackdown was taped with a thin roster as many were unavailable to participate which is why the decision was made to do The Undertaker tribute instead, a tribute which pretty much occupied a full hour of the show.
Some developmental talent who are standing in for fans at the shows were also wearing a mask yesterday. Others did not wear one and it’s a personal decision if you want to wear one or not.