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WWE's Renee Young tests positive for COVID-19

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WWE’s Renee Young tests positive for COVID-19

Now we know why Jon Moxley wasn’t at Dynamite last night.

WWE interviewer, announcer, and on-air jack-of-all-trades Renee Young announced Wednesday evening on her personal Twitter account that she has tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes in the wake of the cancellation of Young’s late-night studio show, WWE Backstage.

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While the news is concerning and upsetting, it isn’t exactly surprising. Renee Young made her announcement on Wednesday just a few hours after AEW President and CEO Tony Khan announced that Jon Moxley was being pulled from yesterday’s episode of Dynamite, due to being in recent contact with someone who has COVID-19. If you didn’t already know, Jon Moxley and Renee Young are married, so most of the wrestling world assumed it was Young. Unfortunately, that assumption was correct.

The confirmation of Young’s infection is the first public confirmation by a WWE employee following yesterday’s report that multiple people within the company have tested positive for COVID-19, including in-ring talent. This comes after last week’s news that a Performance Center trainee had tested positive.

Meanwhile, Florida shattered their one-day record for new COVID-19 infections yesterday, confirming 5,500 new cases in a single day. This has spurred speculation on whether or not WWE and AEW will be forced to postpone tapings, remove live shows, and/or condense their tapings into a few days to record shows for the next month or two.

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