AEW world champion Jon Moxley was recently interviewed by the Wrestling Observer to talk about a multitude of pro-wrestling related topics, including his thoughts on wife Renee Young testing positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Moxley recalls the events of Young’s battle with the virus, even admitting that there were moments he was scared due to the uncertainty of the illness.
She came back from Orlando. Apparently somebody there had it. Everybody had to get tested. She was negative. She flew home. Then five or six days later, she starts feeling sick. I’m thinking nothing of it. Next morning, she said she hopes she doesn’t have COVID. The next day I went to train in the morning. I came back and she was still in bed. She said she felt like sh*t. I figured we would get her tested. The tests came back in an email. I looked at mine and it said negative. I figured hers would be the same because we have been in super close contact for six days. At this point, I had already pulled out of the next day’s TV because all I was going to do was a promo and it wasn’t worth the risk. I see it was negative, so for 30 seconds, I figured I could catch the 6 AM flight and still make TV. Not 30 seconds later, she gets hers back and it’s positive. I didn’t expect us to have different results. I went and slept on the couch. I didn’t know what to do so I got tested again as soon as I could. She was bad for a couple days. She was coughing a bunch. I was sleeping on the couch hearing her cough all night. I didn’t sleep for two days because I was scared. I’m not ashamed to admit that I was scared because we know so little about this disease and it affects everybody differently. Her case was average at best. She was sick for a couple days. It lingered a bit and now she’s fine.
Young’s positive COVID-19 test was one of many in WWE following an outbreak at the Performance Center. It was also recently reported that Young would be departing WWE fairly soon.