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WWE was not happy about Renee Young going public with COVID-19 diagnosis

As of this writing, WWE has yet to acknowledge that anyone in the company has tested positive for COVID-19.

WWE has remained quiet despite the fact that Renee Young, Adam Pearce, Jamie Noble and Kayla Braxton have all come out publicly to say that they have tested positive. In Braxton’s case, this is the second time she tested positive and admitted that she thought she was immune after the first time she had the virus.

In the case of Noble, he works with wrestlers to help out with spots so he would have been in contract with a lot of wrestlers. SmackDown had to be rewritten since a lot of wrestlers were not available. Several segments that were advertised did not happen because wrestlers were not available. Some either went home to out of precaution and others because their tests came back positive.

Young did not tell WWE ahead of time that she was going to tweet about her positive COVID-19 test and, as noted by Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, that did not go over well with WWE.

As previously noted, the people in upper management, including Vince McMahon, had yet to reach out to Young as of 6/25. There are more details on the story in the latest Observer.

Young believes that she has gotten through the worst of the illness and is said to be feeling better now. Young’s positive test will likely have an impact on AEW’s plans for Fyter Fest since her husband, Jon Moxley, is scheduled to defend the AEW World Championship against Brian Cage.

Moxley took a test this past week and it came back negative. However, since he home caring for his wife, he would need to pass another test before he goes back to work.

The belief in WWE is that the company has remained quiet because they know that if they acknowledge that there was an outbreak, mainstream media outlets would pick up on it. As of now, the company still hopes to start running live events with fans in late July. I previously noted that SummerSlam in Boston is still on the schedule.






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