NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) – Some people who attended a wrestling event in New Albany on Sunday night are invited to undergo blood-borne illness.
The Floyd County Department of Health is investigating the possible exposure of the crowd In a press release, the agency said that those who attended the Welcome to the Wreckroom pro wrestling event and were exposed to blood or body fluids should contact the Health Department to get tested.
The event took place at 1445 South St. in New Albany on June 23rd.
Videos posted on Facebook show that the wrestling show was different than many others. Glass panes, light bulbs and thumbtacks served as weapons. In this show, bloody performers exchanged blows throughout the room, culminating in a bungling maneuver known as a force bomb that unlocked a wrestler so much that he was taken to the ER. In the process, a wrestler was picked up and hit a pile containing a door, a pane of glass and several fluorescent lamps.
WARNING: This video contains obscene language.
"I hope people see that we have in no way tried to endanger the public," said John Glenn, the co-promoter of Pro Wrestling Trainwreck. "Our shows are very, kind of crazy and off the wall, we use all kinds of weapons and everything else, but it's a performance art."
Glenn said severe injuries were rare, but admittedly blood and open wounds were present at the show.
After so many phone calls about the bloody matter, the Floyd County Health Department decided to initiate an investigation to determine if anyone with blood was exposed to viruses such as HIV or Hepatitis C.
] "We were told, and from pictures of Facebook and information we were told, there was a lot of broken glass, thumbtacks that cut the individuals, so there were a lot of cuts from scratches." One person, we understand "The hospital had 42 stitches, so there was a lot of blood loss," said Charlotte Bass, the health care administrator. "It could be serious, but right now we have no reason to believe there is any disease exposure, so we want to test people who have come in contact with body fluids."
said bass, as long as the audience did not. If they do not come in contact with blood, they are fine.
Glenn believes that no one was exposed because he said he knows none of his wrestlers are suffering from hepatitis C or HIV.
"All my talent, which I am sure Often tested and tested," he said.
He understands, however, why the health department is worried.
"I think it's only them who do their job," he said. "I think you know, her job as a health department is to ensure the safety of the public."
While some of those who were there were tested, Glenn said he had introduced this brand of extreme wrestling into New Albany on hold.
For those who attended the event that they would like to test, the Floyd County Health Department is located at Bono Road 1
The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 undergo routine HIV testing for routine health care. Statistics show that one in seven people in the US who have HIV do not know he has it.
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