A handful of WWE wrestlers have been pulled from tonight’s two house shows at Madison Square Garden in NYC and in Tampa Bay. While the official reason hasn’t been announced, it’s believed to be COVID-related.
Roman Reigns has been pulled from the WWE house show tonight in Tampa Bay, while Big E, Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch & Bianca Belair have been pulled from the house show at MSG.
Dave Meltzer said that not everyone who was taken off of the shows has tested positive for COVID, but some of the top stars were pulled to minimize the risk of them catching COVID, since WWE has their Day 1 PPV next Saturday.
Seth Rollins, however, seemed to imply that has has tested positive on Twitter today, tweeting, “Merry Covid Christmas to me!!!!”
Merry Covid Christmas to me!!!! I LOVE FOOTBALL!!!
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) December 27, 2021
It’s unclear if Becky Lynch, who’s married to Rollins, has tested positive, but it’s likely that they have had some contact.
The Tampa Bay house show main event was scheduled to be Roman Reigns & The Usos vs. Drew McIntyre & The New Day, but it was changed to The Usos vs. Drew McIntyre & Sheamus.
At the MSG show, there were two cage matches scheduled, but both were changed. Big E was scheduled to face Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens in a triple threat in one match, while Becky Lynch was scheduled to face Bianca Belair. Instead, Edge will wrestle Kevin Owens in a cage.
As of now, Rollins is scheduled to be part of the four-way WWE Championship match at Day 1 next Saturday against Big E, Kevin Owens and Bobby Lashley.