Jun 30, 2020
WWE in chaos with ‘at least 30 positive coronavirus tests’ putting Vince McMahon’s TV plans in chaos
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WWE’s TV schedule is reportedly in chaos with “at least 30 positive coronavirus tests” putting filming in huge jeopardy.
Announcers Renee Young and Kayla Braxton, plus producers Adam Pearce and Jamie Noble were among the star names confirmed as having Covid-19 last week following testing at the WWE Performance Center.
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Now Wrestling Observer Live’s Bryan Alvarez says there are numerous more cases.
He said: “We’re at literally, like, six to 10 sources right now, all saying that we’re talking 20 to 30 (positive cases). Minimum. So it’s bad.”
He also claimed only skeleton crews were in place for Raw and SmackDown tapings after various members of the locker room came into contact with both Young and Noble.
That comes after reports of superstars being filled with concern and frustration over WWE boss Vince McMahon keeping business open throughout the pandemic.
An alleged unnamed developmental talent blasted their handling of the situation, including claims they were not allowed to wear masks.
They also claimed that WWE wrestlers had been barred from announcing publicly whether they had tested positive for Covid-19.
WWE recently declared: “WWE will continue Covid-19 testing of its talent, production crew and employees in advance of TV productions for the foreseeable future.”
Performers are now being tested before every taping and are expected to self-isolate inbetween work.
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He said: “At worst, wearing a mask and social distancing does nothing.
“At best, it helps saves lives. While at worst, making fun of people wearing a mask, and not wearing a mask yourself, and telling people not to wear a mask can help spread this disease and make things worse.
“And at best, if you're doing that and belittling people and calling them ignorant for wearing masks, at best, you're making fun of people who are trying to do what they think is best for their community.”CORONAVIRUS CRISIS - STAY IN THE KNOW
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WWE News: Rusev Explains Why He Never Wanted To Date Lana, Recalls Receiving Heat For Getting Engaged
Rusev and Lana — whose real name is CJ Perry — are currently married to each other in real life, but the former has revealed that he wasn’t interested in dating her at first. During a Q&A session on his YouTube channel, by way of Sportskeeda, Rusev admitted that he was hesitant to ask her out originally because he was focusing on his career.
“This was always the thing about me and CJ, I never wanted to date CJ. So, I was working there, and I was specifically focused on my wrestling. I did not care about any of the new women, I did not wanna interact. I did not want to have anything with the new recruits, all recruits, I did not want to date anybody at work. I was strictly focused on working, and that’s it.”
In the video, Rusev went on to discuss how “a friend” of his was into Lana when they became an item on WWE television. He revealed that he encouraged his friend to ask her out while admitting that he felt Lana was out of his league.
However, Rusev and Lana fell for each other while they were working together. He revealed that they used to travel together and texted all the time, which led to them getting to know each other on a personal level. Their romance blossomed from there.
Rusev and Lana remained a couple on WWE television until last year. Lana left him to be with Bobby Lashley as part of a controversial storyline that led to the superstars receiving death threats. Rusev has since left the company after being released back in April, but he and Lana have since started appearing together outside of the ring again. Lana continued to sell the relationship storyline with Lashley after being released in order to gain heat from the fans.
As documented by Sportskeeda, Rusev also opened up about the backstage heat he and Lana received after they got engaged. According to the superstar, the company was mad about them sharing their engagement status on social media as it interfered with a storyline between the pair at the time. However, he revealed that they didn’t receive any heat for getting married and that the company supported the decision.
Rusev’s 90-day non-compete clause will expire this month, and that will leave him free to join other wrestling promotions in the coming weeks. Where he’ll end up remains to be seen.