Doc Gallows: “We shot Talk ’N Shop A-Mania two weeks ago on my property in Georgia”
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I interviewed Doc Gallows this morning and wanted to share some information about what fans can expect from the Talk ’N Shop A-Mania event as well as what he said about the precautionary measures taken to ensure performer safety.
During the call, he mentioned getting a COVID-19 test for the BTE skit with the Young Bucks that just aired. In addition, he said he also had a COVID testing station set up on his property during the Talk ’N Shop A-Mania tapings two weeks ago and that no one had gotten sick since then.
“In talking about protocols, it’s the masks, the social distancing, the temperature checks. It’s where it used to be thirty of us sitting around and shooting the shit and hanging out together, you can’t do that anymore,” Gallows said. “You have to social distance, even putting gloves on to get your catering food or whatever it may be, everybody’s being careful.
“We went to AEW to shoot the BTE gimmick with the [Young Bucks] in the hotel for their show and we actually had the finger prick and had the COVID test there, and it’s the same stuff. We shot Talk ’N Shop A-Mania two weeks ago on my property in Georgia. My wife’s an ER nurse, she’s on the frontlines. We made that decision,” Gallows said, “because financially we’re in a situation where we can do that and she’s working on her doctorate now. She puts scrubs on and gloves, a mask and we had a COVID check at the end of my driveway because you have to do that. It’s a different time and hopefully, this pandemic stuff will ease up and slow down but it’s irresponsible not to be safe. We’re driving right now, we’re in Tennessee crossing into Georgia, and if we’re walking into a gas station everyone’s got a mask on and it’s the same thing with wrestling. With wrestling, you’re more at risk because you’re out there sweating all over each other and you’re in close contact, so you have to be as careful as possible. It’s something that none of us were prepared for or used to.”