The COVID-19 pandemic took over the entire world last year and affected several industries all over the world. This included the pro wrestling business, which was severely affected by the pandemic. Several pro wrestlers tested positive for the virus and it resulted in numerous shows being postponed as well.
As reported earlier, several WWE Superstars recently tested positive for COVID-19. To add to that, the condition worsened as more wrestlers and members of staff tested positive for the virus.
WWE has already started their Holiday Tour and several top talents were pulled from the events. The likes of Seth Rollins had tested positive for COVID-19 as well. Roman Reigns also missed out on the events so that he could avoid the risk of COVID-19.
According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE is currently holding back talents from touring as a measure to protect them from getting COVID-19 ahead of the WWE Day 1 pay-per-view.
The deal is that all the people who were gone from the Sunday house shows, in theory they were hoping they would all be back for Day 1. If someone tests positive — well, they’re not testing anymore — but, if someone gets sick then they’re not gonna come. So, if somebody gets sick, you know they won’t be on the show. But, I don’t know, basically what I was told on Monday or Sunday, Sunday night actually, is that there are people who are being held off this week’s touring who are the main eventers because they want to use them eventually on the pay-per-view, because they do not want Lesnar, Heyman, Roman Reigns for example they want them at Day 1, for example.
The storyline they’re doing is the Mania storyline and they gotta be there, if at all possible, so Reigns was pulled from every house show to lessen his shot at getting sick and, of course, Lesnar wasn’t going to be at the house shows and Heyman wasn’t going to be there either, so that’s okay.”
WWE has already changed up their COVID-19 policies when it comes to quarantines, so it is very likely they will be able to make it in time for the WWE Day 1 pay-per-view.
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