WWE has dealt with numerous positive COVID-19 tests, but the first actually gained praise for how she handled it.
Kayla Braxton mentioned recently that she'd come down with a positive COVID-19 test again, revealing herself as the person Fightful originally reported in April had been the first positive test in WWE. At the time, we did not report the identity out of respect for Braxton's privacy.
As reported on Fightful Select and the Fightful Wrestling Weekly last week, Braxton's handling of the situation endeared her to several of her peers.
Kayla Braxton revealed herself as the person in WWE who originally contracted COVID-19 in March, which we later reported. At the time and since, Braxton received praise from WWE staff and talent we spoke to about her transparency and care for co-workers. She had WWE name her in a memo, as well as the circumstances in which she believed she contracted the virus originally. That would be the last time WWE would name someone, or even send out a memo regarding a positive COVID-19 test within the company up to this point.
Though it wasn't known to the public at the time, Braxton even did an interview with Fightful's Denise Salcedo while sidelined in April. Since then, WWE talent noting their positive COVID-19 tests publicly has been discouraged within the company.
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