It was bound to happen at some point. The Coronavirus pandemic has shaken up almost everything in the world all at once. The virus can affect everyone anywhere at any time and it is the kind of thing that has changed the way people go about their daily lives. This includes changing the way wrestling companies work, and now WWE is undergoing some issues of its own.
The biggest wrestling story of the week so far has been WWE Champion Drew McIntyre being diagnosed with the Coronavirus. It would not be the first time that WWE has dealt with some form of the disease and now the question is what happens from here. That is kind of hard to figure out without knowing how many people in WWE are sick, but now we know a bit more.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, there are at least four positive Coronavirus cases, including McIntyre, in WWE at the moment. One of the names is on SmackDown and another is in NXT, though it is not clear if the NXT name is included in the four. There will likely be other names held out for contact tracing. None of the other names have been made public.
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that was always going to happen and now the question is how WWE deals with it. While there are precautions that can be taken, there is almost no way to be completely safe from the virus. Hopefully WWE can contain the outbreak, but there is little reason to believe that things will not be getting a bit worse. If WWE can cut things off in a hurry then great, but now it’s just a waiting game.
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!