WWE announces that its WWE Champion has tested positive for COVID-19.
Just hours before the January 11 episode of Monday Night Raw, WWE has announced that its champion, Drew McIntyre, has tested positive for COVID-19. In a brief statement released on their website, WWE stated that Drew McIntyre has been placed into quarantine after testing positive.
Drew McIntyre has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been placed in quarantine. https://t.co/xgubbWEupk— WWE (@WWE) January 11, 2021
This is the first time WWE has made a formal announcement of a positive COVID-19 test. Early on in the pandemic, there were some on-air personalities, namely Kayla Braxton and Renee Young, who confirmed their own COVID diagnosis via their personal social media accounts.
Drew McIntyre was scheduled to face Randy Orton on the January 11 episode of Raw and further the storyline that began last week between he and Bill Goldberg that appeared to be leading to a championship match at the 2021 WWE Royal Rumble event.
WWE Has now announced that Drew McIntyre will make his first comments since his positive test during Monday Night Raw tonight.
Fightful will continue to monitor the story and report all updates.
Over in All Elite Wrestling, Nick Jackson recently revealed that back in September, he too was battling COVID-19. Learn more at this link.