AEW was testing for the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. They are not taking any chances and that includes Good Brothers when they come to visit.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson stopped by Being The Elite where they filmed a little segment. It was a funny bit, but they couldn’t just show up and film like they used to do.
While speaking to Wrestle Zone, Luke Gallows revealed that the Good Brothers were tested for COVID-19 prior to shooting their skit on Being The Elite. They also set up a testing station for everyone involved in Talk ‘N Shop A Mania
“In talking about protocols, it’s the masks, the social distancing, the temperature checks. It’s where it used to be thirty of us sitting around and shooting the shit and hanging out together, you can’t do that anymore.”
“You have to social distance, even putting gloves on to get your catering food or whatever it may be, everybody’s being careful.“We went to AEW to shoot the BTE gimmick with the [Young Bucks] in the hotel for their show and we actually had the finger prick and had the COVID test there, and it’s the same stuff. We shot Talk ’N Shop A-Mania two weeks ago on my property in Georgia. My wife’s an ER nurse, she’s on the frontlines. We made that decision.”
“Financially we’re in a situation where we can do that and she’s working on her doctorate now. She puts scrubs on and gloves, a mask and we had a COVID check at the end of my driveway because you have to do that. It’s a different time and hopefully, this pandemic stuff will ease up and slow down but it’s irresponsible not to be safe. We’re driving right now, we’re in Tennessee crossing into Georgia, and if we’re walking into a gas station everyone’s got a mask on and it’s the same thing with wrestling. With wrestling, you’re more at risk because you’re out there sweating all over each other and you’re in close contact, so you have to be as careful as possible. It’s something that none of us were prepared for or used to.”
The novel coronavirus created a new normal that everyone is getting used to. Masks, testing, and social distancing are going to remain a part of daily life until something can shift the momentum that COVID-19 continues to pick up each day.
It’s good to know that All Elite Wrestling is taking this kind of precaution. Taz previous revealed that AEW uses blood testing which also checks for antibodies.