Drew McIntyre Will Address The WWE Universe Tonight On RAW
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Drew McIntyre will still address the WWE Universe tonight on RAW, despite being out of action and in quarantine due to testing positive for COVID-19.
WWE has confirmed that McIntyre will still appear on the show tonight to address the fans, posting the following update:
With the announcement of the WWE champion testing positive for COVID-19, we can confirm Drew McIntyre will make his first comments tonight on Raw.
Earlier today, WWE confirmed McIntyre tested positive for COVID-19 and said he had been placed in quarantine. McIntyre was scheduled to appear on tonight’s new episode of RAW to face Randy Orton in a non-title match and respond to Goldberg’s challenge from last week. It is unclear how long McIntyre will remain in quarantine, but WrestleZone will continue to monitor the situation and provide more information as it is released.
While the match was not publicly confirmed, it has been speculated that McIntyre vs. Goldberg would be added to the Royal Rumble pay-per-view lineup. According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, the decision to put the Goldberg in the Royal Rumble main event against WWE Champion Drew McIntyre came to fruition last Saturday.
On a related note, WWE has not announced a new opponent for Randy Orton on tonight’s show at this time. According to @WrestleVotes, the company still plans to have him in tonight’s main event match and is currently working on finding a “suitable replacement” for McIntyre.