Roman Reigns was removed from WWE’s Day 1 pay-per-view after testing positive for COVID-19, and now The Usos have provided an update on the Universal Champion’s current condition.
‘The Tribal Chief’ was removed from his scheduled contest with Brock Lesnar earlier on the day of the event after the test result had been confirmed.
In a post on Twitter, Roman Reigns stated his desire to compete at the event, and how he can’t wait to get back to the action.
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
Speaking to Sports Illustrated The Usos, who successfully defended their SmackDown Tag Team Championships against Kofi Kingston and King Woods at Day 1 and are real-life cousins of ‘The Head Of The Table’, provided an update on the health of Roman Reigns.
Jey Uso: 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.
Jimmy Uso then added that the duo’s main concern was Reigns staying safe during this period.
Jimmy Uso: We opened the show, and we’re so used to seeing The Big Uce close the show. This pandemic is crazy, and all we want is for him to be safe and take care of himself.
The removal of the Universal Championship match meant that Brock Lesnar was left without an opponent, and was added to the fatal four-way match for the WWE Championship. ‘The Beast Incarnate’ left the event with the title after he hit Big E with an F5 to pick up the victory.