Many Stars Not at WWE RAW Last Night

Posted By James Walsh on 01/12/21

As previously reported, PWInsider noted a number of Superstars who didnít appear on last nightís Raw but were reportedly backstage at last nightís TV tapings. Fightful Select has an update on the Superstars who were apparently in attendance, but did not make an appearance on TV.

Among those talents who didnít appear on last nightís show were Raw womenís champ Asuka, WWE Raw tag team champions Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin of The Hurt Business, Humberto Carrillo, Ricochet, and Nikki Cross. While Carrillo didnít appear on Raw, he did work last nightís WWE Main Event taping.

According to Fightful Selectís update, Asuka, Ricochet, The Hurt Business, and others were at Tropicana Field for Raw. As for why they didnít appear on TV, the show reportedly went through heavy changes throughout the afternoon up until late in the evening. The changes saw adjustments to multiple matches on the card. This is said to be a regular occurrence as of late for Raw.

Additionally, sources for the report said they werenít aware of the MIA talent being sidelined with injuries that kept them off the show.

As noted, WWE is currently facing a COVID-19 outbreak with four superstars, including WWE World champion Drew McIntyre, having tested positive for COVID-19. Itís rumored one of the other positive COVID-19 cases is a major Superstar for SmackDown who had to be pulled from last weekís show, a Superstar for NXT, and another major Superstar who just recovered from having COVID-19.