Drake Wuertz comments on WWE release, shares coronavirus policy text from John Laurinaitis

Jun 29, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

Former WWE NXT referee Drake Wuertz (fka Drake Younger) took to Instagram this afternoon and revealed a text message he received from WWE Talent Relations head John Laurinaitis a few weeks before he was fired, in regards to wearing masks and the COVID-19 vaccine.

The screenshot says “Thursday” as the date of the text message, but it’s likely that Drake received the message around the time WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler received a similar message. Lawler tweeted in late May about how he had received a message a few weeks before, in regards to WWE’s COVID-19 and vaccination policy. You can click here to read those comments from Lawler. Wuertz was released back on May 19, along with other cuts from NXT.

The text message from Laurinaitis to employees reads like this:

“Effective Immediately, at all upcoming TVs, if you have been fully vaccinated you no longer are required to test or wear a mask. However if you are fully vaccinated, make sure medical has proof of your vaccination. If you are not fully vaccinated, the standard protocol is still in place. You will have to test, fill out paperwork, have your temperature checked and wear a mask. Thank you, John Laurinaitis”

Shortly before revealing the text message on WWE’s COVID-19 vaccine and mask policy, Wuertz took to his main Instagram feed and issued a statement. Wuertz noted that he questioned and pushed back at vaccine requirements, and was punished as that didn’t fit the narrative, he said. Wuertz went on to say that he lost his six-figure job for “taking a stand on multiple fronts,” but he doesn’t regret that at all. He accused WWE of violating basic human rights, and bowing to a “communist mob agenda.” The full statement can be seen below:

“Any company that is discriminating against employees that refuse to participate in an experimental medical procedure by forcing them to show proof of vaccination in order to come to work in a normal capacity is violating basic human rights. I questioned, pushed back, and then defied this tyrannical overreach of control. That didn’t fit their narrative and I was punished. Faith is taking a stand and knowing that God has you covered. I lost my six-figure job for taking a stand on multiple fronts and I don’t regret it one bit. We all come to a point where we either follow the Lord or follow the world. That decision was easy for me. I’d rather flip burgers for the glory of God then sell my soul being part of a cabal that’s pushing a deceptive lie that you must mask up or take the jab in order to participate in normal everyday life. A company I thought was Patriotic has now bowed to the communist mob agenda. #ReligiousFreedom #Uncanceled #RiseUp #DefyTyrants #medicalfreedom #bestrongandcourageous #GlorytoGod”

Drake continues to make charity and political-related appearances in the Florida area, and is resuming his in-ring career now that he is no longer working as a referee for WWE. You can see his related posts below, along with a post he made after speaking at the Republican National Hispanic Assembly in Seminole County, FL on Monday night, plus photos/comments from his in-ring return for the Pro Wrestling 2.0 promotion this past weekend at a show they put on to coincide with the Bikers Against Trafficking organization.

Stay tuned for more.

12 Responses

  1. Pisto75666 says:

    Every major company has pretty much this exact same policy. Good luck to him on his future endeavors with that attitude/mindset. He’ll need it.

  2. Mike T says:

    For the love of God, 2021 can I go half a day without some moron using the word “narrative” to try to get their dumb point across?

  3. Taxx W. Hoodchicken says:

    Well, he finally gets to do something he’s good at…

    Flipping burgers.

  4. mth says:

    Please stop giving this idiot attention and let him fade into obscurity.

  5. Nolo King says:

    Gotta admire a man that sticks to his principles.

  6. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    Oh Drake. Has it ever crossed what passes for a brain in his head that his faith demands that he recognize the virus as part of God’s plan? He’s expected God to protect him form what God himself unleashed.

  7. Pete Haines says:

    If you’re worried about side-effects just get the vaccine that has caused 800 miscarriages. He’s obviously not pregnant.

  8. Markhunter says:

    Bunch of pathetic sheep. A man takes a stand for what he believes in and you ridicule him. It doesn’t matter if you agree or disagree with his view. A man lost a job with a company all of you have wet dreams about for standing up for what he believes in. None of you in the comment section have ever taken a stand for anything in your lives. 100% you wouldn’t say anything to his face.

  9. Pisto75666 says:


    He broke the rules of the contract he signed. Even more he’s an easily duped moron who obviously doesn’t have two brain cells to rub together and has now screwed himself out of a multimillion dollar job (when he wasn’t even forced to get the jab) and I’d say it to his face and put the video up on Youtube.

  10. Pisto75666 says:

    He signed a contract. He went against that contract. He wasn’t even forced to get the jab. Even worse he’s an easily led conspiracy believing moron who’s now out of a job, and I’d say it to his face and then put the video on Youtube.

  11. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    Drake, I mean “markhunter” I’d say right to his face. Hell, I’d even invite him to come with me so he could hear the testimonies of the front line workers, some of whom witnessed more death in a day than many of us would see in two lifetimes.

  12. CM Chippunk says:

    He’s not wrong, but he makes himself sound like a kook by namedropping Capital G and invoking religion. The average age of death from coronavirus is 78; it’s a virus that poses little to no threat to a young, healthy person. The 1% has banked on coronavirus and the adjacent stimulus the same way they did on the bailouts in the Bush and Obama era. It’s mostly a money grab; and, altogether, it’s the largest transfer of wealth upward in US history. Jeebus doesn’t need to make his way into every conversation …

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