It was announced earlier this month that Drew McIntyre had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, he was pulled from a non-title match against Randy Orton on an episode of Raw. The WWE Champion hasn’t been featured on WWE television since the January 4th edition of Raw.
McIntyre made an appearance on The Arash Markazi Show to talk about a wide range of topics including testing positive for COVID-19:
“I mean, my first thoughts were honestly, this is why we do the test. Throughout the whole pandemic from the beginning, we’ve never stopped running right up until now. WWE has been testing everybody before you’re even allowed to enter the building. I’m so glad that they caught and I never knew I had it...I’ve been following the strict safety guidelines. The general was wearing a mask and social distancing, but I’ve taken it to another level where my wife and I don’t leave the house essentially, aside to go to work, and I still managed to catch it.”
“Everyone out there, just keep wearing those masks, they’ll get you, so you got to really try because it is out there. So glad we caught it before I was able to pass it to my fellow roster members who might have passed it to somebody in the high-risk category. I’m just very happy that WWE has been testing as much as they have. I’m very fortunate to be asymptomatic.”
WWE has already confirmed that McIntyre and Goldberg will appear on next week’s episode of Raw ahead of their title match at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event. You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the player below (quotes can be found around the 22:57 minute mark):