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Why some people in WWE are refusing to get vaccinated

There was a note from Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio on the status of vaccinations in WWE.

As the company prepares to go back out on the road next month, they want everyone to get vaccinated. Most people in the company have gotten their vaccine shots but there are some who are refusing to do so and their belief is that they cannot be forced to do so.

Meltzer said, “Most people are but there are people both in NXT and on the main roster who have not been vaccinated. The company wants everyone to but some of them don’t want to and that’s that. So it is not everyone and I was told from NXT that there are guys who believe that the company can’t force them to do it and they are not gonna get forced. They’re the minority but in fact, there are people who are not vaccinated in NXT but most of the people are.”

To add to what Meltzer said, I have heard from a couple of people in the company who say that they have not been vaccinated but they intend to do so by July. The feeling among the people I spoke with is that they wanted to take a “wait and see” approach to see how people’s bodies react to the vaccines before taking it themselves. Thus far, we’ve heard nothing about bad reactions and everyone in WWE who has been vaccinated is said to be doing fine.

With that being said, there are others who have not been vaccinated have no intention of doing so. I know of one person who was very careful during the pandemic and always wore a mask but is refusing the vaccine because of their belief that there is not enough data to know what the long-term side effects might be a few years from now.

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