Rich Swann Tests Positive for COVID-19, AEW changes testing policy

Dec 31, 2021 - by James Walsh

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Rich Swann has tested positive for COVID-19, which is why he missed AAW Unstoppable last night in Chicago. Swann had been advertised for the event in an AAW Championship match versus Mat Fitchett.

AAW tested all of the wrestlers who worked last night’s event and even provided tests for the fans.

Speaking of COVID, AEW is no longer testing fully vaccinated wrestlers for COVID-19 weekly. Only the unvaccinated have to “test clean” before work, also according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

One Response

  1. Really? says:

    Makes sense. It isn’t like they shut everything down for other diseases, if you’re asymptomatic you aren’t hindered from performing, and if you’re asymptomatic and vaccinated you’re much less likely to transmit it to others even if you happen to get it yourself. Unlike the early days of the pandemic when less was known and fewer vaccines and treatments were available, having COVID and having serious COVID are two different things.

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