Brody King Contracts COVID-19 After Vaccination

Aug 20, 2021 - by Steve Gerweck

In an interview with Wrestling Inc, Brody King revealed that he recently tested positive for COVID-19 even though he had already been vaccinated. The CDC has stated that breakthrough cases are possible, particularly with the Delta variant of the disease. Here are highlights:

On Death Before Dishonor leaving Florida due to COVID: “It’s pretty obvious on why that’s happening. I feel like a lot of people were so eager to just get out and start doing stuff again in a ‘post-pandemic’ world, but we’re still very much in it, and I feel like that is a sign of the times to come. I don’t see this personally stopping anytime soon. I mean, me personally, I had COVID last week, and I’m a fully vaccinated person. Thankfully, it didn’t hit me as hard. There’s growing concerns within the country, and it sucks to see that stuff like that happens because I would love to perform in Florida. I would love to see my friends in Florida, come out to the shows and have a good time. Obviously, Lakeland and Ring of Honor have had great history together. I hope that we get to a point as a country that we are able to go wherever we want without worrying about what’s going to happen or what are the pros and cons of going to these places other than just drawing fans.”

On testing positive for the virus: “I just had a really bad head cold, and I feel like you just can’t assume anything anymore. You can’t be like, ‘Oh, it must be allergies or a cold. I went and got tested, and I tested positive and I quarantined in my basement for a week. Thankfully, my children and my wife have continued to test negative. When you see that positive outcome, it’s not a fun feeling. I just hope that being vaccinated would help my case, and I feel like it did. I know that a lot of other people have had severely worse situations. Personally, I’ve had a friend that passed away a few weeks ago from COVID. I’m still here. Recently, on Sunday, I tested negative, so I guess we’re out of the worst of it.”

On ROH’s bubble system: “Yeah, especially when your meals are limited to whatever’s Postmate-able. Luckily, in Baltimore, we have Chipotle, so that’s the healthiest thing you can get. Other places, there’s McDonald’s or whatever is close to the airport, so it definitely sucks to be stuck in a hotel room, especially when you can’t go to the gym, you can’t leave the room, you can’t see your friends. The most you can do is talk to your family on FaceTime. It starts to be kind of draining after a while.

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