That’s a lot of people. The Coronavirus has been the biggest story in the world this year and its impact on everything will be felt for a very long time to come. This includes the wrestling industry, which is still figuring out how to deal with the pandemic and run shows at the same time. They have figured a few things out, but at the same time, they have their own employees getting sick too. But how bad has it been?
Part of the problem with a wrestling company during the Coronavirus is how fast the disease can spread throughout a locker room. There are precautions that can be taken but once it gets going, there is very little that can be done to stop it. This has caused some wrestlers to step away from the WWE for a little while but some have stuck around and gotten sick as well. Now we might know how many have been infected.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, 38 people in WWE have tested positive for the Coronavirus. There is no word on how many wrestlers this includes, or how many people have been cleared of the virus. Only a handful of WWE names have confirmed that they have tested positive, including Kayla Braxton, Renee Young, Jamie Noble and Adam Pearce. WWE has not publicly announced any positive tests.
Thankfully those people all seem to be better. Check them out at full health:
Opinion: It’s good to see these people back to health because that’s ultimately what matters most. The bigger problem though is how many people WWE has seen get sick in the first place. That is a lot of people with a roster that isn’t regularly together and they are lucky that it wasn’t a lot higher than that. I’m not sure what WWE would do if they had a full fledged outbreak, but things could have been a lot worse so far.
What do you think of how WWE has handled things? What happens if there is a massive outbreak? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!