With WWE Champion Drew McIntyre testing positive for COVID-19, WWE had to make changes to the lineup for last night’s episode of Raw.
McIntyre had originally been set to face Randy Orton in a non-title match in last night’s main event. Triple H instead made his return to Raw in last night’s opening segment and was interrupted by Orton. Triple H accepted Orton’s challenge to face him in a fight later in the show.
After Triple H retrieved a sledgehammer from under the ring, the lights started to go out. The sledgehammer was then lit on fire. The lights fully went out — and Triple H was gone when they came back. Alexa Bliss appeared in the corner of the ring and shot a fireball into Orton’s face. Orton writhed in pain as the show went off the air and the commentary team speculated that Orton might now be blind.
McIntyre still appeared on last night’s show via video and gave an update on his condition. McIntyre said he isn’t experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and urged everyone to take COVID-19 seriously. Later in the episode, another video aired where McIntyre accepted Goldberg’s challenge for a WWE Championship match at the Royal Rumble.
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WWE Raw video highlights —
Randy Orton challenges Triple H to a fight
Drew McIntyre gives an update on his condition after testing positive for COVID-19
Charlotte Flair vs. Lacey Evans
Jeff Hardy vs. Jaxson Ryker
Jeff Hardy vs. Elias
Keith Lee & Sheamus vs. The Miz & John Morrison
Triple H accepts Randy Orton’s challenge
Keith Lee vs. Sheamus
Drew McIntyre vs. Goldberg WWE Championship match official for Royal Rumble
Xavier Woods vs. T-Bar
Bobby Lashley vs. Riddle for the United States Championship
Riddle vs. MVP
AJ Styles vs. Drew Gulak
A video package looks at Goldberg’s career
Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke vs. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler
Triple H-Randy Orton fight, Alexa Bliss throws a fireball at Orton
Raw fallout: Keith Lee & Sheamus have a lot of respect for each other
Raw fallout: Beating Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke is a given for Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler
Raw fallout: Jeff Hardy reacts to getting another victory against Elias