Chris Jericho revealed in a recent episode of his podcast, Talk Is Jericho, that he tested positive for COVID-19 in September.
This came after the revelation that Nick Jackson also battled COVID-19 in the same month. This was at a time when there was an epidemic in both AEW and WWE. Lance Archer and Ben Carter also tested positive for the virus around this time.
Dave Meltzer gave some additional details about this series of positive COVID cases during the last edition of Wrestling Observer Radio. The positive cases occurred around September 12, when AEW recorded a few episodes of Dynamite. It was pointed out that Jericho was still on TV at the time, but it was explained by Jericho on the podcast that he had enough time to quarantine and self-isolate between recordings.
Thus, the period of positive tests would be from September 11 to September 23. Jericho is believed to have caught the virus from a family friend.
Regarding Archer, Meltzer said, “He would have been around the same time frame as Nick Jackson, I think it was about the same time frame. He got it from, I’m trying to remember the exact story, it was from a family member who maybe got it from a friend when they took the dog to a vet , I think it was something like that. It was around the same time, it’s interesting.
“Nick Jackson really misunderstood, but he’s not sure if he got it from check-in or from the airport.”