Earlier today, news was broken by WWE themselves that the current WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre has tested positive for COVID-19. This is hardly the first wrestling personality to contract the virus, but might be the highest profile case yet. Other names that have tested positive or were exposed to the virus include Renee Young & Jon Moxley, Lance Archer, Nick Jackson and QT Marshall. With McIntyre just three weeks out from a title defense against Goldberg, where does this leave him?
Drew McIntyre Will Address The Situation On Monday Night RAW Tonight
During his time as WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre has always been excellent about being upfront with fans. His honesty as champion is what makes him a great ambassador for the company, and tonight he will be appearing on Monday Night RAW to address what will come next. This will be done through a video feed, as even WWE aren’t stupid enough to have him show up and infect the crew.
He will likely be showing up to express the importance of being careful and wearing a mask to stay safe. As WWE Champion, there are kids around the globe who look up to McIntyre, and this is a chance to set a great example for them.
McIntyre Might Need To Vacate The Championship
There is a small chance we will see him relinquish the WWE Championship, and someone like Keith Lee steps up to face Goldberg for the vacant championship at Royal Rumble instead. However, there is often a two week turnaround for cases of COVID-19, but a strong chance it could be worse. It’s been seen to heavily affect cardio and strength, which would even impact a two minute match with Goldberg.
If this is the case, and McIntyre is stripped of the championship, it sets up a bigger match down the line. The Goldberg match isn’t connecting with fans, but having a heel Goldberg wreck the roster until Wrestlemania and having McIntyre slay him there and become a three time WWE Champion? That could be a very fun moment for the show.
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