In a sad bit of news, a local Kentucky wrestling promotion held a show where one of the wrestlers was hospitalized. After blood tests were done, the health department urged fans to get an HIV test. WDRB reported the story. Below is their report.
The Floyd County Health Department is investigating the crowd’s possible exposure to HIV and hepatitis C. In a release, the agency says those who attended the Welcome to the Wreckroom Pro Wrestling event were exposed to blood or bodily fluids.
The wrestling event was held at 1445 South Street in New Albany on June 23. The health department says people who were there are “highly encouraged” to contact them to be tested for HIV and hep C.
Pro Wrestling – Trainwreck produced the event. Co-promoter John Glenn tells WDRB that he believes the health department is calling for the testing as a precaution. He says none of his wrestlers were positive for any blood-borne pathogens. He says he thoroughly made sure all of their paperwork was in order before the Sunday event.WDRB
Glenn says the most severe injury occurred during a maneuver in which a wrestler was slammed through a door with a glass pane. The wrestler’s buttocks were supposed to shield the blow, but instead, his upper body was lacerated. The performer is out of the hospital and ready to wrestle again, Glenn said.
However, Glenn says his company has suspended wrestling operations in New Albany after the incident.
Just a reminder to get blood tests if you wrestle in a deathmatch wrestling or any matches that feature blood.
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