It was over a week ago that it was revealed that WWE Champion Drew McIntyre had tested positive for COVID-19. Aside from some comments on that night’s Raw, we haven’t heard much from him since.
Now, McIntyre has commented on how he still managed to catch it even when following protocols. He also provided a bit of an update on his condition as he remains asymptomatic. Here is the quote from his recent interview with Arash Markazi, courtesy of Wrestling News:
“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.”
Drew McIntyre is still scheduled to defend the WWE Championship against Goldberg at the Royal Rumble. His quarantine should end this coming Monday, giving him six days before his defense the following Sunday.