The Sturgis Rally, which former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy played out, has now been linked to a quarter of a million Coronavirus cases.
Andrew Friedson on Twitter noted that the Sturgis Rally is believed to have been responsible for 250,000 Coronavirus cases between August 2 and September 2. The rally is said to have led to 19% of the Coronavirus cases across the US during that time period.
We estimate that over 250,000 of the reported cases between August 2 and September 2 are due to the Sturgis Rally. Roughly 19 percent of the national cases during this timeframe.
Three weeks ago, it began circulating on Twitter that just seven cases had been directly linked to the Sturgis Rally, something that Chris Jericho shrugged off. However, it’s going to be hard to shrug off the 250,000 figure now.
Around a month ago, the top AEW star actually responded to the criticism he received for Fozzy running concerts at the time, noting the following on his live stream:
“We actually did four shows this week, and the reason for that is we had our ‘Save the World Tour,’ which was originally scheduled for April and May, but it got postponed to July and August, then got postponed to October and November,” Jericho said. “Four shows remained in August, and I was like ‘How?’ The shows are in South Dakota, and North Dakota, and we have one in Fort Madison, Iowa, which is right near the border of South Dakota. … The reason why the shows have happened is because these states of North Dakota and South Dakota have low COVID cases, less than 1,000 in both states, I think Florida had 9,000 today alone.”
Neither Chris Jericho nor AEW have responded to this new report. For the latest updates, make sure you stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com.