Suge D recently appeared on AEW Dark. Wrestling Inc caught up with the independent wrestler to talk about wrestling during the COVID-19 pandemic and the precautions All Elite Wrestling are currently taking.
Check out highlights below:
On knowing there’s a risk to be on the show:
This is something you have to take in mind and there’s risk being taken by anyone doing it in an empty arena right now. You’re risking it with the government. You’re risking it with insurance because there are insurances that say if somebody gets hurt in your building – while there was not supposed to be a gathering in your building – insurance has the right to not cover you.
What precautions AEW took:
There was a doctor on sight and tests done to make sure you were good to go and weren’t carrying a fever. There was an area separated off from the locker room before you even got into it. It took a good little bit as they had to do people one at a time before you went in. But I felt at ease as with the virus you may not see signs right away so it’s good they’re taking the precaution and taking care.
Everybody was social distancing where applicable. We were in a good outside environment and catering was making sure everything was bagged up so you could take things individually. The locker room area had disinfectant and wipes and of course we’re in a football arena so you have access to showers and all of that good stuff.