With the world combating the Omicron strain of COVID-19, a new report has stated that several WWE Superstars are infected with the virus.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider has reported that following the previous weekend’s loop of live events as well as TV tapings several stars were noted to be feeling “run down” with some since testing positive for COVID-19. Some other WWE Superstars are yet to have received their test results.
The report notes that the spread of the infection could have an impact on the post-Christmas schedule of shows although SmackDown that will air on the 24th of December has already been taped so won’t be affected by an outbreak.
The Raw brand is slated to put on a show on Boxing Day at its spiritual home of Madison Square Garden, New York City while their SmackDown counterparts are set to compete at The Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. The tour for both brands continues onto several cities in the US and Canada and it is noted in the report that at this time there are no plans for WWE to cancel any US-based shows.
Canada is where things prove trickier with shows set to take place in Toronto, Ontario, and Laval, Quebec. The Laval show has already been postponed after the province of Quebec shut down once again to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. It has been noted elsewhere that the Toronto show is still planned to go ahead with 50% capacity per Ontario’s new guidelines.
It remains to be seen if any outbreak of COVID-19 among WWE Superstars will affect their first pay-per-view event of 2022, New Year’s Day’s Day 1.