AEW Co-Executive Vice President and World Tag Team Champion Nick Jackson took to his Instagram story to address COVID-19 deniers. Nick shared that he had a “pretty bad” case of COVID in September that kept him in bed for several weeks. He added that he couldn’t taste or smell for almost three months and along with that, he broke out in hives and his doctor confirmed that the hives came by way of COVID.
Here’s what Nick wrote in full:
Crazy to think there’s still COVID deniers out there in the world. I had a pretty bad case of COVID in early September that kept me bed ridden for nearly 3 weeks. I couldn’t taste or smell for 2 and a half months. At one point my whole body had hives on it and my doctor said it was definitely from COVID. Matt had to do the majority of the work in matches once I returned safely because I couldn’t catch my breath. My cardio is finally back but it took months to finally feel like myself again. Let’s protect each other and wear mask.
This past September, Nick wrestled on the 9/2 episode of Dynamite and he and Matt took on Jurassic Express at the All Out pay-per-view. Nick didn’t return to in-ring competition until late October to set up The Young Bucks vs. FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) match at Full Gear.
Matt and Nick have been reigning as AEW World Tag Team Champions for several months and their latest defense was a success as they defeated the duo of Max Caster and Anthony Bowens.