Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks were pulled from two live events over the weekend. The reason for their absences was noted as “unforeseen circumstances.” No further explanation was given regarding what that really means and there are many questions about their status.

Ringside News asked around about this situation and we were told that no information is being given internally regarding The Boss and EST of WWE’s absences at this time. They are keeping a tight lid on information in this situation.

Banks and Belair were just on SmackDown on Friday for a contract signing, but they were pulled from the Charlotte and Columbia house shows after that. The two have also remained silent on social media.

It was never confirmed that Banks and Belair tested positive for COVID-19. The company line is that they missed the events due to “unforeseen circumstances.” As we previously reported, there is a concern that they might miss SummerSlam on August 21st.


WWE will not admit to a COVID-19 outbreak on their roster unless they absolutely have to. They did inform fans about Drew McIntyre’s positive COVID-19 test in January, but it is typical for them to withhold medical information in that capacity.

As Ringside News exclusively reported, all Superstars and staff must be given COVID-19 swab test prior to every event, even house shows, without exception. We also exclusively reported that the company instituted a 24/7 mask mandate for all Superstars and staffers along with mandatory COVID-19 testing.

Hopefully, Banks and Belair will be ready to go in time for SummerSlam, but there are a lot of questions at this point and very few concrete answers.

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H Jenkins

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