Ric Flair may be high-risk for COVID due to his age and a pre-existing condition, but he’s not sweating people testing positive at the Performance Center because he feels as though it’s safer than a grocery store.
Flair was a guest on a recent episode of the Wrestling Inc. Daily podcast where he talked about filming at the WWE PC during the pandemic.
“The WWE is doing everything and following every guideline possible,” he said. “The testing and all that was conducted as professionally as it could possibly be. Three doctors. Organized. Yes, people had to stand in line, but that was because of so many people being tested. But nobody was together. Everybody had a mask on.”
“I would scrutinize anybody that said otherwise at the highest level. I was tired of hearing the bullsh*t,” Flair added regarding reports of the testing being unorganized. “Carrano, Ace, Vince himself, I could go down the list of people that are making sure that everybody’s life is at the best possible place while they’re there for the event.”
While Flair was talking about feeling safe at the Performance Center, host Nick Hausman mentioned people testing positive for COVID to the WWE legend and asked if he’d go back after that.
“I went back the next day,” he replied. “Of course I would. And I’ve got a pre-existing condition and I’m in my 70s! Let me tell you something, you are safer going to a WWE event than you are going to Kroger’s grocery store.”
As we previously reported, WWE has since had at least 30 people test positive for COVID-19 over the past three weeks. We’re told the company has administered nearly 1,500 tests since they began testing everyone at the Performance Center near the end of June.
Listen to the full interview with Flair on the Wrestling Inc. Daily podcast below.