Ring Of Honor has made the decision to pull multiple talent from its television tapings as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19 concerns.
As first reported by John Pollock, with additional details from Dave Meltzer, ROH decided it would not use several talent who came in contact with those who tested positive for COVID-19 at The Collective series of independent shows this past weekend in Indianapolis.
AC Mack, Dan The Dad, and Cabana Man Dan have come forward indicating they did test positive for COVID-19 following this past weekend’s events. The shows also featured a number of talent from Ring Of Honor, IMPACT Wrestling, and All Elite Wrestling.
Ring Of Honor is in the midst of television tapings in Baltimore, MD. The company was forced to rewrite shows after a number of talent were sent home after being exposed to people who had tested positive for the virus.
ROH wrestler Danhausen came forward, revealing he was sent home as a precautionary measure. He has testes negative for the virus.
Hello, I was tested Tuesday morning and my results were negative, I was just given another test today and was also negative. As an abundance of precaution @ringofhonor is being extra safe and responsible and I am going home today. Thank you for having me & caring about our safety
Hello, I was tested Tuesday morning and my results were negative, I was just given another test today and was also negative. As an abundance of precaution @ringofhonor is being extra safe and responsible and I am going home today. Thank you for having me & caring about our safety pic.twitter.com/Qfz5WaHDem
— Danhausen (@DanhausenAD) October 15, 2020
ROH COO issued the following statement on the matter.
While Ring of Honor does not publicly discuss specific internal decisions, ROH is taking every measure to preserve the integrity of its rigorous health and safety protocol for the upcoming tapings.
Ring Of Honor has the strictest COVID-19 strategy out of all promotions, using the bubble concept, similar to NBA and NHL. The company brings in talent early, and sequesters them prior to producing events. They work with the Maryland State Athletic Commission to ensure proper health protocols.