We reported late last night that AEW star Lance Archer confirmed he had contracted COVID-19. This led to The Murderhawk Monster’s six-man tag team match on Dynamite being canceled. Jon Moxley later defended the AEW World Championship against Eddie Kingston.
“When I returned from our last show, a family member was ill when I got home. I found out later a friend who had taken my family member to the Vet for our Dachshund was COVID positive. While at home, now I’ve also gotten sick tested positive. I feel ok, expect to see me in 2 wks.”
He wasn’t the only one out sick. Brain Cage posted the following on his Instagram account but later took it down.
Myself and @JonAlba have confirmed with numerous sources that multiple people who appeared at the early September AEW tapings have since tested positive for COVID-19.— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) September 24, 2020
We both reached out to AEW earlier this week.https://t.co/DGGM9yCt1T
Some talent who tested positive were brought in for AEW Dark and are not signed to All Elite Wrestling. Regardless all wrestlers are tested before entering Daily’s Place in Jacksonville.
If the wrestlers tested positive ahead of last night’s tapings or had their own tests done independently is currently unknown. This could be the reason why we saw some missing wrestlers during last night’s show. Stay with Pro Wrestling News Hub on this breaking story.
UPDATE: Ben Carter annouced via Twitter that he has COVID as well
An update on my immediate future: pic.twitter.com/DnqILhxQ11— Benjamin Carter (@bencarterbxb) September 24, 2020