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Reason Behind WWE Making Changes On SmackDown

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Some plans were changed for Friday’s SmackDown and word going on is that it was due to COVID-19.

Here’s what PWInsider reported:

“The word making the rounds at SmackDown is that the reason there were some changes to the scheduled plans is that there were talents pulled for medical reasons.

One version making the rounds is that there were COVID positives or talents who were at least in direct contact with someone who tested positive.”

At first, word going on was that Asuka’s SummerSlam match announcement would’ve been made on SmackDown, but WWE ended up announcing it on Social Media, just a few hours before the show started.

They announced that Asuka will defend the WWE Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair and Bianca Belair in a Triple Threat Match at SummerSlam.

Despite this big announcement, Bianca didn’t appear on SmackDown for the build of this match, as she might have tested positive for COVID-19.

Charlotte faced Ms. Money In The Bank IYO SKY and defeated her. After the match, Asuka attacked Charlotte and locked in the Armbar to injure her arm.

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