covid-19 Archives

Jackass Star Steve-O Tested Positive For COVID At The Royal Rumble
 But it turns out that WWE is in fact taking this whole COVID-19 pandemic seriously (at least at the moment) and tested all of them as soon as they arrived and that's where Steve-O's time at the event ended abruptly. Image: Screencap Steve-O revealed on a new vlog that all of the Jackass Forever stars were required to take[...]
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 But in the days that followed, inside stories began to emerge that Jax's abrupt release was at least partially due to her refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccination, something WWE was heavily stressing their performers to do  Now in a new interview with Jax herself, it appears those stories were correct. Image: Screencap Appearing on a recent[...]
In reaction to the controversy surrounding musician Neil Young and others pulling their music from the streaming service in response to podcast host Joe Rogan's steady stream of COVID-19 misinformation, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek posted a statement on the streaming music & podcast service (which you can check out below) announcing new & updated policies[...]
EE3 Announces Shift To Online-Only Event For 2022 Due To COVID-19
The summer gaming convention E3 has already confirmed that they will be switching over to an online-only event in 2022 due to COVID-19 With the Omicron variant making its way across the United States and case numbers spiking, people have been asking how this will impact the 2022 conventions as people were slowly getting back[...]
WWE Breaking News: Roman Reigns Will Not Be At WWE Day 1 Tonight
Breaking news is just coming in that WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns has tested positive for COVID-19 today and as such, will neither be at WWE Day 1 tonight nor will he defend his Universal title against Brock Lesnar in their scheduled main event match  Reigns confirmed the news on his personal Twitter account just minutes ago, saying[...]
WWE Enacts New COVID Protocol For Employees After Bad Outbreak
WWE has been hit hard by COVID-19 and the highly infectious Omicron variant  Numerous talent and personnel have been sidelined with the virus and this lead to some on-the-fly restructuring of every show, be they house shows or live TV, this past week  It appears to have even reached the top of WWE, as Chairman Vince[...]
Vince McMahon & Other Big WWE Personnel Weren't At Raw Last Night
 In a different time and situation, this would lead one to assume they were all working on some other big WWE project, but given the company's recent struggles with COVID-19 and a large number of infected talent and personnel, maybe it's safe to assume that the company's top backstage head-honchos have now been infected as[...]
France: Temporary 3 Week Ban on Concessions Amid Rising COVID Cases
In a move that will likely be seen as worse than closing to movie theater owners, France has issued a three-week ban on concessions at movie theaters amid the rising COVID-19 cases starting on Monday, January 3rd, according to Deadline While studios will be glad to see that theaters remain open, theater owners are likely[...]
WWE Appears To Have Lost Numerous Stars Due To Covid This Week
 The same can be said for the show they held in Tampa, Florida yesterday and while WWE always says "card is subject to change", it would appear that the company's roster is being hit hard by the current explosion of Covid-19 infections that has the entire world on edge. The previously advertised duel Main Event Matches[...]
It's unknown where Drew McIntyre contracted COVID-19, but WWE should have probably never let him in the ring with this guy.
Now, according to a new report, WWE's post-holiday tour schedule may be affected as multiple wrestlers have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. Greetings, comrades! It is I, your El Presidente, taking time out of my busy career in international despotism to bring you the latest wrestling news and hot goss Your El Presidente may be totally[...]
WWE Returning To The Thunderdome Because Of COVID-19 Resurgence?
As I'm sure you're aware, the COVID-19 virus has found a second wind this winter in the form of the Omicron variant and everyone is starting to see the results in our daily lives again  We've seen record daily infection numbers, mask requirements are back, and we're now starting to see shutdowns again in the[...]
Magic: The Gathering - Top 5 Innovations Of The Age Of COVID
Greetings to all players, collectors, and other fans of Magic: The Gathering, the premier trading card game by Wizards of the Coast! We've had a rough two years, haven't we? COVID-19 has been a tough subject (and for many, a touchier one than others) in this time, and it's quite valid to state that no[...]
Opinion: What Will Magic: The Gathering Arena Be, Post-Pandemic?
Throughout the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, tabletop gaming companies have tried their damnedest to stay relevant in the current climate of the ever-shifting paradigm of the world Some companies, like the ever-present Games Workshop, have seen some key locations in their chain close and then open again thanks to their diligence[...]
WWE Reportedly Fired Nia Jax For Refusing To Get The COVID Vaccine — Andrew Zarian (@AndrewZarian) November 5, 2021 If you are a follower of Nia Jax's social media accounts, specifically her Instagram, then her oppostion to taking the COVID-19 vaccine should come as no surprise, as she has been outspoken in being against it  In November of 2020, she posted the following negative response to the vaccine's[...]
Mark Millar Gets COVID After Netflix Meetings in London's West End
Just not this week. Because he told his followers that he has now contracted the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and states "the most exciting thing this week was buying a bad-ass retro games console to get the family and I through our required 10 day isolation period." How did he come by the infection? Well nationally, infections[...]
Phoebe Waller-Bridge & Olivia Colman Get Spitting Image Puppets
This adds to the existing cast of hundreds including Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Cristiano Ronaldo, Prince Andrew, Harry Kane, Vladimir Putin, Harry & Meghan, Beyoncé, Angela Merkel, Dwayne Johnson, Gareth Southgate, Ed Sheeran, Jürgen Klopp, Elon Musk, Adele, Covid-19, James Corden, Emmanuel Macron, Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, and Dominic Cummings. Phoebe Waller-Bridge & Olivia Colman Get[...]
Niantic Reveals New Content Coming To "Pokémon GO  in February
In a post on Reddit, a group of players has penned an open letter to the company pleading with them to not remove the features they installed during the COVID-19 pandemic that allowed players to play the game from home or within a safe distance of several stops and gyms so they wouldn't run the[...]
Will Niantic Nerf Remote Raiding in Pokémon GO?
Remote Raids have been incredibly lucrative for Pokémon GO, though, which is partly, I believe, why they weren't nerfed alongside the Pokéstop distance and other features given to players during the COVID-19 pandemic As Niantic begins to adjust the game back to its original state in many ways, this is one that I doubt will be[...]
Testing Incense Effectivity in Pokémon GO Post-COVID 19 Bonuses
Yesterday, Niantic began to pull back on the bonuses introduced to Pokémon GO to make the game playable during the COVID-19 pandemic Now, as parts of the world begin to return to some kind of normalcy, Niantic have removed the increased Pokéstop distance, buffed Buddy gifts, and hyper-effective Incense from the United States and New Zealand[...]
The COVID-19 Pandemic Bonuses Have Ended in Pokémon GO
Niantic has begun to remove the COVID-19 bonuses introduced to Pokémon GO in spring 2020 These bonuses, which were added to Pokémon GO to held trainers play the mobile game from home during a time when many areas were experiencing lockdowns, will be removed in New Zealand and the United States first, starting today[...]
Jeff Hardy takes on Sheamus at WWE Backlash (WWE)
 The one thing Hardy has caught though is COVID-19 unfortunately and that will keep him out of action for the next couple of weeks at least as he enters self-quarantine. Jeff Hardy has tested positive for COVID-19, courtesy of WWE. The revelation of Jeff Hardy's diagnosis didn't come from WWE themselves (as they don't like their talent[...]
WWE Slambulance-Gate: Pearl-Clutching Mom Says Toy Inspires Violence
I would like to know why your company felt this was a good toy to get behind and advertise?" Okay, so, her heart is kind of in the right place in that she's defending the healthcare workers around the world who sacrificed so much during the COVID-19 pandemic  That's fine  But this is not the soapbox[...]
The Food Network & Guy Fieri Won't Part Flavorful Ways Anytime Soon
Source: The Food Network During the pandemic, Fieri raised over $25 million for workers in the food industry who lost employment from the closures made by COVID-19 Lately, the exuberant personality of Fieri has been working hard on continuing to look for relief for food workers and the restaurant industry he often celebrated so much in[...]
Theater Chain Stocks Get a Boost from a Solid WW84 Box Office Release
"Yes, we'll release Black Widow in any market where infection rates are below x% and vaccination is above y%." "You only get the Hamilton / In the Heights sing-a-longs if you're over 90% vaccinated in a 20-mile radius." Give us achievable goals based on science to get us back to the movies. Austin, Texas March 19,[...]
Charlotte Flair and Asuka react to news on WWE Raw that Lacey Evans is pregnant with Ric Flair's baby.
 Well, we now have an answer, and it's an even more unfortunate result than anyone had speculated, as Charlotte has just announced on Twitter that she has tested positive for COVID-19. Charlotte Flair (right) has just announced that she has tested positive for COVID-19, courtesy of WWE. The timing of this news couldn't be worse for the[...]
The official logo for WWE NXT.
As we've all heard, NXT and the WWE Performance Center suffered another COVID-19 outbreak last week and it had ramifications on this past Wednesday's episode of NXT on the USA Network  A promoted match between Swerve and Leon Ruff didn't take place and wasn't mentioned, while certain wrestlers who had featured heavily in programming as of late, such[...]