As all of America is reeling from the outbreak of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, WWE is not immune. Breaking minutes before the start of the Day 1 PPV, Universial champion Roman Reigns announced that he tested positive for COVID and, as such, will have to pull out of his title match with Brock Lesnar.
I yearn to perform tonight at #WWEDay1 to defend my Universal Championship. However, unfortunately, earlier today I tested positive for COVID-19. Due to the proper protocols I am unable to compete as originally scheduled. I look forward to returning to action as soon as possible.
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) January 1, 2022
This situation is genuine and not a storyline.
Let’s see how many dumb people are going to say this is a work,
WWE could really turn this around tho “brock doesn’t have an opponent, who will face him?”
*Cue lashley music* the almighty comes to dominate,
Or, lesnar attacks lashley, insert him into the wwe title. And win.
— Jordan (@xBHxCaptainCold) January 1, 2022
But fear not, Brock Lesnar is still in the show, as he is now in the WWE title match.
#WWEDay1 #WWETitle pic.twitter.com/QchIekxDfI
— WWE (@WWE) January 2, 2022
Does ANYONE have the advantage in tonight’s #Fatal5Way Match for the #WWEChampionship?#WWEDay1 streams LIVE RIGHT NOW exclusively on @peacockTV in the U.S. and @WWENetwork everywhere else! pic.twitter.com/dyNQ2jnxlD
— WWE (@WWE) January 2, 2022
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Roman Reigns’ Health
There’s no word yet on what symptoms, if any, Roman is showing. Reigns, of course, missed the first half of 2020 inside the ThunderDome due to COVID. Reigns has had several battles with Leukemia and, as such, has a possibly compromised immune system.
We wish Roman a speedy recovery and hope he is back in the ring soon.
Fans Seen Well-Wishes
Health first, great on wwe for changing things last minute people will understand
— x – Clash Of The Horns 11-5ish NFC Best (@RamfamPodcaster) January 1, 2022
You will be missed but your health is more important & outweighs everything else!! ! Pls take care of yourself and know your fans will always want what is best for you!! Sending u love & praying you get well soon!! Luv U Champ!! U Got This!! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/3vQsXUQyu3
— Eli. ❤️R.R❤️ Then & Still My #1 (@eurodeeva21) January 1, 2022
Sorry to hear this. But our health is more important than any main event. This COVID-19 is messing up everything. Please let’s all get vaccinated, and get rid of this thing once and for all!!
— Friday Night Smackdown (@FNSmackdown) January 1, 2022
Prayers up for #RomanReigns to beat Covid https://t.co/8ohttDIlnH
— Marcus Tinker (@nytink82) January 2, 2022
Prayer Circle :
— Chelsea (Chels) Glover #WeSupportMoxley (@ShieldWoman512) January 1, 2022
WWE just tweeted that Roman Reigns testing positive for COVID.
Wish the man all the health in the world.
Be ok dude! pic.twitter.com/w6t3488Gw4
— The Macho Beard (@Machobeard4life) January 1, 2022
We will keep you updated on this story as we learn more. But please stay safe during this water surge in COVID.
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