With the recent outbreak of positive COVID-19 cases in WWE, the company is using some NXT stars to fill the gap.
WWE starts its post-Christmas tour tonight including an event at Madison Square Garden. WWE NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa vs. Pete Dunne has been added to the show and will likely be used for more house shows this week.
— MSG (@TheGarden) December 26, 2021
WWE Champion Big E vs. Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens and WWE Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair in steel cage matches are the other advertised matches for the MSG show. Pwinsider.com reports the Raw brand has been hit hard with several wrestlers testing positive for the virus.
The outbreak started coming out of last weekend’s events and wrestlers continued to test positive through Wednesday, possibly later. The hope is that those who have the virus or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive will be cleared in time for the Day 1 pay-per-view event on January 1st.