MLW World Middleweight Champion, Myron Reed, has talked about how the promotion are handling the COVID-19 pandemic and the protocols put in place to ensure they could resume filming once again.
Speaking to Andrew Thompson of Post Wrestling, Reed discussed what talent were required to do at the most recent set of tapings at GILT nightclub where MLW recorded sixteen weeks worth of material:
“When we were down there, everybody had to [test negative] before they pulled up and then as we were leaving, everybody had to test negative before they went back home. So, everybody was negative while we were there. So, that foremost I feel is — because some shows, they don’t make you test so [you’ll] be like, ‘Uhh, I don’t know about bro I’m wrestling.’ But I mean, I do I feel like I respect the shows that make you test because this virus s**t ain’t no joke. It’s a serious thing and people gotta go back home to their families and when motherf*****s are catching the virus, they’re going home to their families where they got kids, girlfriend, mom. They’re risking other people’s life, not just their own and the people they work with. But they definitely did a good job of protocol, with making us wear masks. We couldn’t really leave the hotel. That was kind of one of the rules like, ‘Alright, y’all can kick it but y’all can’t go nowhere. We’re making sure y’all stay safe.”
With so many tight and necessary restrictions in place, Reed spoke about the atmosphere in the MLW locker room prior to the tapings. It had been the first time the roster were together since the beginning of the year:
“Honestly bro, it was like a little family reunion because for real, we’ve been apart. With the pandemic and everything, we really don’t see each other like we used to. Before the s**t hit, we were seeing each other almost every weekend. I mean besides Lio [Rush], he was in the E [WWE]. But like, ACH, we were seeing each other all the time. All of us, we were seeing each other all the time, wrestling and then you go six, seven months without seeing your friends and now it’s like once a month I see them or every now and then, every blue moon. So, it’s crazy bro. The locker room was awesome. It was just a lot of catching up, a lot of, ‘What are you doing?’ So those are my bros. I feel like it was love. I love a locker room like that. I don’t want to be in a locker room where I’m with people that I gotta think, ‘Oh man, I don’t want to see this [dude]. You know how he be acting. I don’t even want to go to this show.’ You know how they be acting, but yeah, it was love bro. I’m really excited for people to see The Restart. We worked our ass off that week of [the] tapings.”
Myron Reed will be one of the names to kick off MLW The Restart when he defends his MLW World Middleweight Championship against Brian Pillman Jr. on November 18.
Credit for the interview: Post Wrestling
h/t for the transcription: Fightful