NEWS ITEMS: Update on condition and diagnosis of Reigns and Wyatt, more on Jarrett-Impact fallout, Kowalski obituary

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

Bray Wyatt (photo credit Wade Keller © PWTorch)

-The illness that sidelined Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns is now believed to be the mumps. Initially there were fears it was viral meningitis, and wrestlers were tested for that, but symptoms and test results have diagnosed the condition as the mumps, according to various sources at this point. That is good news, as it could mean Reigns and Bray will be able to return soon, depending on the recovery time after dealing with this illness. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reports that wrestlers received shots on Thursday to prevent further spread of the infection, although wrestlers and others in WWE could have been exposed to the bumps before the shots but symptoms haven’t manifested yet. Mumps symptoms, after exposure, can take over two weeks to show up, so a close eye will be kept on wrestlers and more testing will take place this and next week.

-As reported earlier here at PWTorch, Impact Wrestling announced today that it has terminated its business relationship with Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Entertainment Inc., effective immediately. This cements the issues between Jarrett and Anthem/Impact Wrestling are more than temporary. Jason Powell at has more oh this situation, including reports that Jarrett working Friday on an ACW show, but no-showing the Saturday ACW show after “disturbing reports regarding his condition.” DETAILS

-“Big K” Stan Kowalski died at age 91 last Friday. Kowalski, a World War II veteran, wrestled for 26 years, primarily in the AWA. Read more about his remarkable life’s achievements and charity work HERE. Mick Karch, former AWA announcers and recurring guest on the PWTorch Livecast and Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast, wrote a tribute to him on his Facebook page. “For all of his achievements in the wrestling ring over a career that spanned well over a quarter century, the real Stan “Krusher” Kowalski was a magnificent man, a beacon of hope for the armed forces veterans in this country, particularly the homeless vets, as well as a tireless spokesman for the United Way. In every sense of the word, he is a Hall of Fame human being that will never—and I mean never—be duplicated.”

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