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Booker T reveals he tested positive for COVID-19 a while back

Booker T is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer
Booker T is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer
Kartik Arry
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Modified 15 Sep 2020, 20:12 IST
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On the latest edition of the "Hall of Fame" podcast, Booker T revealed that the CDC recently called him to inform he tested positive for COVID-19 back in June. (h/t:WrestlingNews.co)

“I got a call today from the CDC and they told me I have tested positive for the Coronavirus back at the end of June. I never got my result back. But they called me, rest assured, today, to tell me that back at the end of June when I got tested that I tested positive. I’ve had three tests since then and they all came back negative."

Booker T stated that he is living proof that people are still finding out if they have the virus or not from several weeks ago.

Booker T also said he was fortunate enough to realize what he was going through. This way, the two-time WWE Hall of Famer could quarantine from the family and stay away from everyone until his condition improved. On top of that, Booker T highlighted his case with symptoms like headaches, night sweats, and losing his sense of taste and smell for two weeks.

Booker T also compared his situation with The Rock and was thankful to be working for a company that is testing for COVID-19 on a regular basis.

"I could be like the Rock as far as the whole family coming down with something like this. I have my mother in law with us and that’s something that’s so serious. I want you to be careful with this. Thank God I’m working for a company that’s testing me on a regular basis."

Booker T talked about missing a rehearsal for WWE Backstage because of his condition

In the wrestling business, calling in sick is a rarity. Booker T said:

"I’ve never once called from home and said guys, I’m not going to be able to get on the flight today."
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But back when WWE Backstage was broadcasted live on FS1, Booker T revealed that he had to miss a rehearsal because he thought he had a migraine.

"I remember I was doing Backstage when we were doing a rehearsal. I told the guys that I’m sorry but my head is banging so bad. I thought I had a migraine. I said can I get with you guys later and I’ll be ready for the show."

Booker T spoke about people who want to be a part of this experience thinking it can't be that bad and advised that the coronavirus experience can be a lot worse than what he had to go through. Booker T himself wasn't as afraid because he never got the test results back initially. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer thought he had the flu instead.

Thankfully, Booker T is well now. Interestingly, June 2020 was a rocky month for WWE when it came to the COVID-19 wave. They reportedly canceled TV tapings when a developmental talent had tested positive for the virus several weeks ago.

On a different episode of the "Hall of Fame" podcast earlier this month, Booker T also shared his thoughts on the possibility of Brock Lesnar going to AEW. That news story can be read here.

Published 15 Sep 2020, 20:12 IST
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