WWE Stars Claim To Have Gotten First COVID Test At AEW Pay-Per-View

2 years ago by Louis Dangoor

WWE Stars Claim To Have Gotten First COVID Test At AEW Pay-Per-View

Fightful Select is reporting that some WWE stars claimed to get their first COVID test back in May at the AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view event, as WWE allegedly wasn’t testing talent for the virus at the time.

The site is reporting that WWE talent who visited for the pay-per-view event back in May were tested for the virus, as was everyone at the building. Some reportedly revealed that this was their first COVID test:

WWE came under heavy fire of for their lack of COVID-19 testing in the initial stages, and we’ve heard a story related to that coming out of the AEW PPV this weekend. When discussing AEW COVID protocols with several AEW names, several told us that WWE stars visiting All Elite Wrestling for Double or Nothing in May actually claimed they got their first coronavirus tests from AEW the weekend of Double or Nothing, because otherwise they weren’t permitted at the events or functions. Even after there were positive tests within WWE months prior, the company didn’t do testing along the way until Mid-June.

WWE came under fire for not testing for COVID for several months. Until mid-June, WWE were reportedly only doing temperature checks and having talent fill in questionnaires as opposed to actually testing for the disease.

Thankfully, WWE is reportedly now testing talent before every Raw, SmackDown and NXT show for the virus, which is certainly a safer way of operating and a step in the right direction.

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