The COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill last year and affected several industries all over the world. This included the pro wrestling business and each company has their own protocol. WWE and AEW have their own policies when it comes to COVID-19, but protecting the health of their fans and employees’ safety.

Several pro wrestlers tested positive for the virus and it resulted in numerous shows being cancelled as well. Both WWE and AEW dealt with numerous COVID-19 cases last year and the risk of an infection is still likely.

According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, if anyone tested positive for COVID-19 in WWE, then they will be gone for 10 days. Both AEW and WWE require a negative test before someone can return.

“So, it is 10 days out for WWE and in AEW as well, but you have to obviously test negative before you can come back in. That is what it was and they have not announced any changes, but they don’t go public with that policy. So, if there is a change that’s been made we probably wouldn’t know, but that was the thing before.”


WWE and AEW will continue to combat COVID-19 in any way they can and that is what matters in the end. We can only hope that the pandemic will slow down and cease to be an issue, but in the meantime WWE could be readying themselves for move back to the ThunderDome.

Transcription by Ringside News

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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