Backstage News on Renee Young’s positive COVID-19 test, senior WWE officials fail to reach


As we noted, there are said to be several positive COVID-19 tests coming out of WWE this week, with several sources reporting that the numbers are double-digit. Four employees released their positive tests – on-air talent Renee Young and Kayla Braxton, and producers Adam Pearce and Jamie Noble. This is the second time that Braxton has had the coronavirus, since it first got it in March.Wrestling Observer Bulletin reports that the person responsible for this latest WWE outbreak is believed to be a WWE woman NXT artist who was in the stands as a fan, which is the positive test revealed last week which led to the postponement of the television recording on Tuesday so that they could hold another series of tests.

As for Young’s positive test, she was tested alone and WWE officials did not know she was going to get tested. Rumors about a positive test for Young emerged on Wednesday when AEW announced that world champion Jon Moxley, married to Young, was withdrawn from Dynamiter that night due to concerns related to COVID-19 because he had been near someone who was in contact with someone who was positive in Nevada where he lives. It turns out it was Young.

Young released his positive test on Twitter and The observer reports that it didn’t go well in WWE.

Young reportedly started feeling sick last Monday with pressure on his chest. She was bedridden and then lost her sense of taste, according to the Observer. She and Moxley were immediately tested by a local doctor. The following night, around midnight, Moxley received his test results and they were negative. The couple were relieved, but a few minutes later, they recovered from Renee’s positive results. Young immediately contacted WWE with the news, and Moxley immediately contacted AEW, informing them that he had been with his wife for several days in a row and even with his negative test, he didn’t think it was worth it. risking other AEW talents just in case it was in the early stages of the virus. In addition, he did not want to leave his wife at home when she started to fight the virus.

The observer also reported that neither Vince McMahon, Triple H, Kevin Dunn or Mark Carrano contacted Renee on Thursday to see how she was doing, although several WWE talents did. It was also noted that Renée had improved from the worst symptoms by that time, and by the last word Thursday, she was still tired and her chest was heavy, but her cough had improved. The belief was then that she had already gone through the worst of the virus.

The AEW doctor allegedly told Moxley to isolate himself and if he did not test positive or show symptoms, he should be OK for the July 2 Fyter Fest recording with Brian Cage. However, The Observer notes that it is not that simple. Moxley called not to leave Nevada and go to the hotel, because he didn’t want to leave Renee alone in case she got worse, and also because he feared that if he had the virus, he could infect people in a hotel. Young and Moxley are reported to have isolated themselves in different parts of their house, and Moxley plans to take several COVID-19 tests this week. The rest will play out, but in the worst case, if Moxley is positive, AEW should delay the match with Cage until he fully recovers. Otherwise, they could postpone the recording of the match from July 2 and potentially make an empty arena match as late as July 8, which is the day the match should be broadcast on the second night of Fyter Fest on TNT. .

Concerning Pearce, there was a lot of concern because he had worked so closely with Bruce Prichard, 57, and he had worked a lot with McMahon, 74. There has also been some concern about the WWE Hall of Fame, Ric Flair, who is 71 and has a history of recent health issues. Flair was one of the artists who appeared on two days of recording last week when the epidemic broke out, but Flair had no health problems.

The observer also reported that WWE producer Tyson Kidd came to the WWE COVID-19 tests with fever on Thursday. Kidd and his wife Natalya have both tested negative for the coronavirus, and this may have been after having passed two different tests. However, WWE asked both of them to miss the Friday and Saturday TV recordings as a precaution, even if Natalya was fine.

Stay tuned for more information on this ongoing WWE coronavirus epidemic.

Source: Wrestling Observer Bulletin

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