- WWE have confirmed that one of their stars is now a carrier of coronavirus
- The body however did not reveal the identity of the person involved
- Medical director Dugas stated that program recording has been suspended
Jeffrey Dugas who is the WWE associate medical director has confirmed that one of their wrestlers has been tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
The medical director explained that the latest development means that recording of programming will have to be put on hold temporarily so as to give them the chance to test more wrestlers.
However, the identity of the affected wrestler was not revealed by the body and it is not yet known if the person is an active fighter or not.
“A developmental talent, who was last on site at WWE’s training facility on Tuesday, June 9, has tested positive for Covid-19.
''Since that time, no other individuals that attended the facility have reported symptoms,'' WWE confirmed in a statement according to Daily Star UK.
It is no longer a news that coronavirus has affected the global economy and all sporting activities with most postponed indefinitely.
Even football that is the most followed and watched sporting activity in the world recently returned in Europe after almost three months of suspension.
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WWE have not really explain how long it will take them to conduct tests for other wrestlers for the possibility of the game to continue.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how the wrestling world was in mourning following the tragic death of ring legend "Mr. Wrestling II" Johnny Walker.
Walker's death was confirmed by Cauliflower Alley Club who revealed the wrestler died on Tuesday, June 10, aged 85 in Hawaii where he has been living.
"Sad news to report. Johnnie Walker aka Mr. Wrestling II passed away yesterday in Hawaii," Cauliflower Alley Club said in a tweet.
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Walker's death has since seen a number of wrestling companies pay impassioned tributes to the Hall of Famer.
A Charleston native, Walker rose into prominence during the 1970s and 1980s, gracing the covers of leading wrestling magazines of that time.
Famous for his iconic black and white mask, he made his pro debut in 1955, but did not sport the mask until the early ’70s when he came out of retirement.
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Source: Legit Nigeria