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.

Both WWE and AEW have different ways of handling a positive COVID-19 case as well. WWE has stopped testing all of their talents on a weekly basis for the virus, but it seems AEW is not following suit.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, AEW is still testing talents weekly, including those who were not fully vaccinated. However, more details regarding the procedure were not revealed.


”We’re told AEW was still testing people weekly who were not fully vaccinated but those fully vaccinated were not being tested, or at least not regularly. Other sources in the company only said that there is also more to the policy than that without going into specifics.”

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 it might be a long time until that happens.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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