One of the most, if not the most shocking and alarming news item in the history of pro wrestling was revealed when it was announced that WWE Champion Drew McIntyre recently tested positive for COVID-19 and that he has been placed in quarantine. McIntyre didn't appear on RAW last night, but he did make an appearance via a pre-recorded video message to accept the challenge of WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg for his WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble PPV.
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre appeared in a second pre-recorded video message as well, but this time to address his COVID-19 diagnosis. According to the WWE Champion, he is one of the fortunate ones with no symptoms of COVID-19, but he assures everyone that COVID should not be taken lightly. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre also encouraged the fans to please wear their masks and practice social distancing.
Below is what Drew McIntyre said:
"Alright, WWE Universe. Now I wish I could've been there with y'all tonight in the ThunderDome, but unfortunately, as I'm sure you've heard already, I tested positive for COVID-19." "Now I'm one of the fortunate ones with no symptoms but I assure you, COVID should not be taken lightly. Don't think you can't catch it because you can. If it can happen to me it can happen to anybody and the only way we're going to be able to stop this thing is by working together."
"So please... wear your mask, follow social distancing guidelines. It's not just to protect you, it's to protect everyone and their loved ones. I'll see you all really, really soon, but until then - stay safe."
There is no word on when Drew McIntyre will be back in in-ring action, but he is not expected to miss his WWE Championship Match against Goldberg at the Royal Rumble PPV on January 31st.
You can check out Drew McIntyre's message in the video below: