Roman Reigns was unable to compete at WWE Day 1 last night due to he’s tested positive.
On Twitter, Roman Reigns issued this statement.
“I yearn to perform tonight at #WWEDay1 to defend my Universal Championship. However, unfortunately, earlier today I tested positive. 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
During an interview with Sports Illustrated, Jey Uso has provided an update on Roman Reigns. The interview took place before the show started.
“It felt off not having the Tribal Chief around, This match was for him. We represented, and he’s going to be OK. He’s home resting, and maybe playing some Call of Duty. We’re going to see him back soon.”
Original plan for WWE Championship match
The first-ever WWE Day 1 ended with Brock Lesnar becoming the new WWE Champion. Obviously, that was a last-minute decision.
WWE on FOX tweeted the results from Day 1 and under Brock Lesnar’s photo, it says that Big E defeated Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens. The image was quickly deleted.
It seems like the original plan is for Big E to retain his WWE Championship. But everything has changed due to Roman Reigns unable to compete.
Brock Lesnar celebrates WWE Championship victory with fans
After Day 1 went off air, Lesnar was seen greeting with fans in attendance as he was making his way out to the back.
New year, new champ, same Brock 😂 #WWEDay1— WWE (@WWE) January 2, 2022
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