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  • Updated: January 03, 2022

WWE Day 1: Why Roman Reigns Didn't Compete

WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns was noticeably absent from the recent Day 1 event and the reason for that has been linked to his health.

Reigns was scheduled to defend his title against Brock Lesnar at WWE Day 1 but he didn't compete because he tested positive for COVID-19.

News of the superstar's diagnosis was revealed via a tweet just hours before the event and it was disclosed that he would return to action when he has fully recovered.

"I yearn to perform tonight at #WWEDay1 to defend my Universal Championship", Reigns wrote. 

Roman Reigns

“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.”

Lesnar ended up competing for the WWE Championship against Big EKevin OwensSeth Rollins, and Bobby Lashley and emerged victorious, winning the coveted title.

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