Though Drew McIntyre is the primary WWE star to substantiate that he has lately examined optimistic for COVID-19, he’s not the one wrestler who has it.
It was beforehand reported that the most recent COVID-19 outbreak has affected all WWE manufacturers – Uncooked, NXT, and SmackDown. Ringside Information reported on Monday night time that there’s a optimistic case of COVID-19 on the SmackDown aspect.
Dave Meltzer talked concerning the optimistic COVID-19 instances throughout the newest version of Wrestling Observer Radio. From what he is aware of, there are no less than 4 wrestlers together with the WWE Champion who’ve examined optimistic.
“So there’s no less than 4, together with Drew McIntyre, WWE wrestlers that I’m conscious of which have, or simply bought over COVID-19 and there could also be extra. These are the one names I do know and there was one on SmackDown who was scheduled on the present and brought off. There’s one who’s an enormous star who simply returned from COVID, and there’s one other one in NXT. There are most likely others who shall be saved out for contact tracing I’m going to guess.”
Meltzer identified how there have been a number of wrestlers working double obligation on Monday’s Uncooked.
“I don’t know anybody else on Uncooked that’s examined optimistic, however clearly when you watch the present you may deduct who wasn’t there and there’s lots of people not there.”
Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez have been going backwards and forwards about stars not there together with Kofi Kingston, who’s coping with a jaw damage, or in previous conditions the place Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler didn’t have it, however slightly saved off the present for a number of weeks final yr as a precaution because of them coming close to somebody who did have the virus.
Meltzer acknowledged, “That may very well be lots of people, I solely know of three individuals who do have it proper now, but it surely’s a problem.” The fourth star is McIntyre.