It is seemingly not only wrestling fans who are critical of how WWE has handled the Coronavirus pandemic, as one of its former wrestlers has slammed the company for their handling of the crisis.
Taking to Facebook, former WWE star Big Vito (real name Vito Joseph LeGrasso) has opened up on his views on how the company has reportedly told talent not to share any positive test results.
Here’s what Vito had to say on his Facebook page:
My response to WWE telling talent not to report Covid 19 it’s a HIPPA violation they say.
How can they call HIPPA when they out people for falling the Wellness Policy and out them for being sent to rehab. Double standard. Is anyone seeing I have been fighting for 5 years, but you all praise and support WWE.
Fans, it’s part your fault for accepting this and when I said we needed a union and health benefits and structure I was mocked. Now that talent is facing possible fatal results, possible death with Covid-19 and people who have children at home wives parents living with them, they the WWE continue to put everyone’s life and health in danger, and they don’t give a sh*t .
Remember the protocol they were suppose to follow and have immediate testing, all of a sudden now they do it as talent Nia Jax and others TikTok from the Performance Center with no masks on like it’s a joke and they make WWE look like a bunch of hypocrites.
You can post my response and I hope all dirt sheets pick it up. Take a stand guys and be safe. Don’t be sheep. If enough of you don’t go to TV tapings they can’t have a show. Unionize. You need it more then ever now. – Vito Lo Grasso
Repost everywhere you want WWE doesn’t like people who stand up for themselves.
For those that don’t know, Big Vito worked for WWE (then WWF between 1991 and 1993. He then returned to the company for a stint between 2004 and 2007.