Three WWE personnel, all three of whom have been on camera week after week interacting with a lot of unmasked, untested WWE wrestlers in segment not essential for WWE programming – have gone public in the last 24 hours that they have COVID-19 – interviewers Renee Young and Kayla Braxton and WWE exec Adam Pearce.
Kayla Braxton posted on her Twitter account that has since been deleted: “Was keeping it quiet but since everyone else is sharing, I feel like it is my responsibility to share this PSA: YOU CAN GET COVID-19 MORE THAN ONCE! I had it back in early March and then thought I was invincible after I recovered. Not true. Don’t be dumb like me.”
It should be noted that Kayla’s second positive test could be remnant evidence of her initial COVID-19 case last March/April, especially if she hadn’t been tested since.
Covid was NOT on my birthday list. pic.twitter.com/PbGol7w30H
— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) June 25, 2020
Man. What a few days. My show gets cancelled and I get Covid. Wear your masks and wash your hands. Stay safe, everyone
— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) June 25, 2020
(Keller’s Analysis: This weekend I wrote an editorial in PWTorch Newsletter before the COVID-19 positive test results were revealed today and yesterday. The headline: “Pandemic Precautions Slacking” (ARTICLE LINK – VIP membership required.) This isn’t bad luck as much as it’s a result of WWE loosening its once strict standards little by little over the last few months at a time when society was loosening up. Because the risk of transference of COVID-19 grew much higher as a result of loosening of restrictions, that’s a time when WWE should have upped their precautions and began mandatory thorough pre-taping testing of everyone. This was avoidable.)