Roman Reigns has tested positive for Covid-19 and is off the card for WWE Day 1.
“I yearn to perform tonight at WWE Day 1 to defend my Universal Championship,” Reigns tweeted. “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.”
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, who was to meet Reigns for the Universal Championship, has been added to what is now a Fatal 5-Way Match for the WWE Title.
Lesnar last wrestled for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36 in March 2020, losing to Drew McIntyre. He is a former five-time WWE Champion.
WWE Day 1 airs live from 2pm (NZDT) today, January 2, on Sky Arena and WWE Network.
WWE Day 1 Card:
- WWE Championship, Fatal 5-Way:
Big E (c) vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
- Raw Women’s Championship:
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Liv Morgan
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship:
The Usos (c) vs. The New Day
- Edge vs. The Miz
- Raw Tag Team Championship:
RK-Bro (c) vs. The Street Profits
- Drew McIntyre vs. Madcap Moss
- Cesaro & Ricochet vs. Ridge Holland & Sheamus [WWE Day 1 Kickoff]