WWE 'suffer Covid outbreak among stars putting PPV plans in chaos' amid talk of ThunderDome return ahead of WrestleMania

WWE have suffered a Covid outbreak among their stars putting pay-per-view plans in chaos.

According to PWInsider, several wrestlers noted feeling 'run down' with some since testing positive for coronavirus.

Others are yet to have received their test results, but the spread of the infection could have an impact on the post-Christmas schedule of shows.

The SmackDown taping due to air on the December 24 has already been taped, so will not be affected by the outbreak.

It remains to be seen if affected stars will impact WWE's first PPV of 2022, New Year’s Day’s Day 1.

It comes following the news a return to the ThunderDome WITHOUT fans to ensure Wrestlemania 38 goes ahead is being considered.

And the ThunderDome, as well as the Performance Center, is said to be one of Vince McMahon's contingency plans if restrictions are imposed.

WWE inside Dave Meltzer wrote in his column: "WWE can go back to someplace in Florida.

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"You can always do the Performance Center.

"The problem is that if you put RAW and SmackDown in front of 300 people again, those numbers will crater.

"The ThunderDome thing, I mean they did better in the ThunderDome than the Performance Center, so I think that in that sense WWE could look at a ThunderDome again and try to take residency in a building.

"But it's hard because I guess you could do the baseball stadium, because baseball isn't starting for months, so I guess they'll go to the Tampa baseball stadium and set up."

The Thunderdome served as the WWE's base of operations during the height of the pandemic.

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