WWE NXT aired last night with several stars absent after the COVID outbreak, including Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Cameron Grimes, Leon Ruff, Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott, Alexander Wolfe, and Timothy Thatcher.
Dave Meltzer revealed on Wrestling Observer Radio, “In theory, they’ll be all cleared in 10-14 days, so as far as TakeOver, I don’t think it’s really… unless somebody has a really bad case and gets sick, I don’t think TakeOver is affected at all. And I don’t know if next week’s TV’s affected.
If they started testing guys on Friday and Saturday, that means there’s a good chance they’d be cleared to come back for next Wednesday’s show. So, in theory, the people should be back by Wednesday, so it was just the one week.”
“It affected two matches, the Leon Ruff and Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott match was cancelled with no mention of it whatsoever. Then they tried to do a storyline with the idea that Alexander Wolfe and Timothy Thatcher got taken out, both of them. So, that explained them not being there.”
Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan successfully defended their NXT Tag Team Titles against Finn Balor and Karrion Kross last night, but Burch was injured during a suplex with Karrion Kross.