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
Brock Lesnar has been added to the WWE Championship match, making it a Fatal 5-Way match.
BREAKING: @BrockLesnar to challenge for WWE Championship tonight in Fatal 5-Way Match at #WWEDay1 following @WWERomanReigns testing positive for COVID-19. https://t.co/wXmr4kzcz5 pic.twitter.com/WrRFmDSRjR
— WWE (@WWE) January 1, 2022
Stinger’s View: Huge blow for WWE and what they wanted Day 1 to be (a big annual PPV). While a positive test doesn’t necessarily mean much, here’s hoping Roman has a speedy and full recovery assuming it isn’t a false positive.