Are you surprised? The Coronavirus has changed the way a lot of things work in wrestling, including having everyone associated with wrestling and the wrestling companies having to do a variety of things to keep the virus from spreading throughout the company. This has gone fairly well in WWE over the last few weeks, but there was a bit of an outbreak over the summer. Some wrestlers made their situation public and that did not go well.

Back in August, Renee Young confirmed that she was leaving WWE after an eight year run with the company. It was a pretty big loss for the company as Young can do almost everything asked of her and that is the kind of thing you can’t get from almost anyone else most of the time. Young was in the news again earlier this year due to announcing her Coronavirus diagnosis, but it turns out that WWE wasn’t exactly pleased.

Young was a guest on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast and spoke about making her diagnosis public. WWE was not pleased with her revealing it, as it was seen as bad public relations for the company. Young said that WWE was hoping for a heads up before she had made the announcement but she did not think about it when she made the announcement. There is no word on where Young is going to go next.

It was a big deal when Young left. Check out her farewell and the company’s reaction to it:

Opinion: I can’t say I’m surprised by any of this as WWE is the kind of company that is obsessed with their look, which tends to make them look fairly bad in their own right a lot of the time. Young got sick with a disease that is spreading around the country and it really seems like they were more interested in how it made the company look rather than her health, which doesn’t make anyone involved look good.

What did you think of WWE’s reaction? Where will Young wind up? Let us know in the comments below.

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