The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to surround the sporting world with uncertainty. That includes WWE. The company has been dealing with a recent outbreak of the virus.

WWE made changes to their weekend live events to stop the spread of the disease. Seth Rollins and others were held out. Several within the promotion have already tested positive.

That leaves the availability of talent for the upcoming Day 1 pay-per-view on January 1st up in the air. WrestleVotes has reported that if the show happened today, changes would have to be made. Fortunately, WWE has about a week for the situation to iron itself out.

“Regarding the availability of talent for this weekends Day 1 PPV, source told me this morning that if the show was tonight, multiple matches would have to be changed. Good thing the event isn’t until Saturday & WWE is hopeful they can keep the card as is. All fluid at this time.”


The extent of the outbreak and the number of superstars who are in jeopardy of being held out of the show is unknown. WWE did pull certain main event talents who have matches at the PPV from the weekend shows, including Madison Square Garden. Many of those changes were precautionary in nature.

WWE is hoping to make Day 1 a huge annual tradition. If they can deliver on the show fans are expecting, it might be a success. A series of last-minute changes and cancellations due to the pandemic could be devastating. Fans will have to wait just a little while longer to see how things turn out.

Do you think WWE will be able to present the Day 1 card as scheduled? Share your opinion in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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