WWE have reportedly stopped requiring their talents to take COVID tests.
Yesterday, Seth Rollins took to Twitter to reveal that he has tested positive for COVID-19, and was pulled from the Madison Square Garden house show where he was set to face Big E and Kevin Owens for the WWE Championship.
Because of this, Edge was sent to Madison Square Garden for an impromptu main event steel cage match against Kevin Owens.
Rollins wasn’t the only Superstar to be pulled from the live event, with Big E, Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair also being removed despite originally being advertised. Roman Reigns was also pulled from the SmackDown live event in Tampa, Florida, however Rollins is the only wrestler to confirm his positive test thur far.
According to Fightful Select, this past weekend Performance Center talents were told that they no longer had to take COVID-19 tests twice-per-week, as they were previously mandatory.
Main roster talents also had to take COVID-19 tests once-per-week, however they have now also been informed that they are no longer required. It was noted that the new rules ‘didn’t sit well’ within the company.
Next Saturday is WWE Day 1, and despite the recent positive COVID-19 tests, WrestleVotes is reporting that the company hopes to keep the card as it is.
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.
WWE has postponed this week’s Holiday Tour stop in Toronto, ON. The Coca Cola Coliseum made the announcement ahead of the scheduled show on 12/29. The new date for the event is 3/27, the day after WWE’s live event in Kitchener, ON.
The WWE live event scheduled for December 29, 2021 at Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 27, 2022.