WWE’s Kayla Braxton and Adam Pearce both confirm they have tested positive for COVID-19.
This is Braxton’s second time contracting the virus.
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. Dont be dumb like me.
— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) June 25, 2020
Covid was NOT on my birthday list. pic.twitter.com/PbGol7w30H
— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) June 25, 2020
Last week, WWE suspended production after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
One of the first names to come forward with a positive Covid-19 test is Renee Young. Young took to Twitter tonight and commented on the difficult week she’s had – her show on FS1, WWE Backstage, was canceled, and then she apparently came down with Covid-19.
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
Young’s positive test is also interesting for the rival federation, AEW, with Young being married to current champion Jon Moxley. Moxley was pulled from AEW Dynamite on Wednesday due to his exposure to Young.
WWE released a statement on Wednesday saying, “WWE will continue Covid-19 testing of its talent, production crew and employees in advance of TV productions for the foreseeable future.”
Orange County, Florida, home of the WWE Performance Center, passed an ordinance that ruled that “all Orange County and city of Orlando residents are required to wear face masks when outside and in public spaces, whether working, living or visiting starting June 20, 2020.”
Florida is currently in the middle of a surge in Covid-19 cases.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, the WWE performance center is technically a privately owned facility, company officials reportedly believe that the mask ordinance does not apply to individuals when inside the walls.
[via Pro Wrestling Sheet]