WWE: Drew McIntyre COVID-19 Update, NXT India Special Update, Updated SD Ratings

Drew McIntyre Provides Update on His COVID-19 Health Status

As noted before, WWE announced on Monday that Drew McIntyre recently contracted the coronavirus and as a result he was pulled from his scheduled appearance on last night’s episode of RAW.

During the show, McIntyre provided an update on his health stating that while he did test positive, he is currently not suffering from any symptoms of the coronavirus.

“I wish I could have been there with you all tonight in the ThunderDome, but unfortunately, as I’m sure you’ve heard already, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19,” McIntyre said. “I’m one of the fortunate ones with no symptoms, but I assure you COVID should not be taken lightly. Don’t think you can’t catch it, because you can. If it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody. And the only way we’re going to be able to stop this thing is by working together. So please — wear your mask, follow social distancing guidelines. It’s not just to protect you, it’s to protect everyone and their loved ones. I’ll see you all really, really soon. But until then, stay safe.”

Transcript h/t: F4WOnline.com

NXT India WWE Network Special Update

As noted before, WWE announced that they will be airing a new special on the WWE Network soon titled “Superstar Spectacle” featuring the company’s Indian based talent.

Sportskeeda’s Riju Dasgupta reported that WWE officials currently have plans for several top stars from their RAW and SmackDown brands to also be involved in this upcoming Superstar Spectacle special. Dasgupta reported that some of the names currently being considered are Drew McIntyre, AJ Styles, Charlotte Flair, The New Day, Bayley, and Rey Mysterio.

Besides main roster talent, Dasgupta also reported that WWE officials currently have plans for a prominent WWE Legend to also make an appearance at this upcoming special.

Updated WWE Friday Night SmackDown Ratings

This past Friday’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown drew a final viewership of 2,120,000 on FOX, according to Showbuzz Daily. This was up compared to the initial overnight number of 2,003,000 viewers on the network.