The COVID-19 pandemic took over the entire world last year and affected several industries all over the world. This included the pro wrestling business, which was severely affected by the pandemic. Several pro wrestlers tested positive for the virus and it resulted in numerous shows being cancelled as well.
Even AEW and WWE had their fair share of positive COVID-19 tests last year but with the availability of vaccines, the situation is under control for the most part.
According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, there is a reason why WWE is more transparent about a wrestler getting COVID-19. If someone is gone for weeks in AEW, nothing much is thought about it. On the other hand, if someone in WWE, then most assume they have COVID-19, because they have a smaller amount of people actively on television.
“There may be one guy [positive for COVID] in WWE, you know, but then again it’s a thing where a guy disappears and everyone assumes it, but nobody knows it, but WWE won’t say it. The thing with AEW is a guy can disappear for a few weeks and nobody think anything of it, but in WWE, because they use so few guys that when a guy is gone you kinda notice a guy being gone, but whatever.”
WWE got a lot of slack for how they initially handled the outbreak of COVID-19 last year but they have certainly learned their lesson since then. We certainly hope no other wrestler gets infected ever again.
Transcription by Ringside News