For the first time, WWE has publicly confirmed that a roster member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating. The news has left WWE scrambling for a new Raw main event, with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre having been scheduled to face Randy Orton in a non-title match. Raw recently experienced its worst-ever rating, so this news will have come as a blow to the company who are now left scrambling to come up with a replacement.
WWE will be hoping McIntyre can make a speedy recovery, as following him retaining the WWE Championship against Keith Lee last week, he was confronted by Goldberg. This was setting up a match between the pair at the Royal Rumble on Sunday, January 31. The initial plans had been for Goldberg to face Roman Reigns in his next WWE match, but plans changed the weekend before Raw as Vince McMahon felt they had nobody ready to challenge McIntyre on the Raw brand.
Since this article was published, WWE has confirmed on social media that McIntyre will still appear on Raw remotely.