In recent weeks, WWE has had to deal with several athletes who have been tested positive for the worldwide pandemic virus, with Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and several other athletes who have had to forfeit several shows, both those not filmed.
from the cameras, both the tapings of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown and the latest ppv of the company, Day 1. In the first PPV of 2022, Roman Reigns was the biggest absentee, with the other two great athletes who were recovered from the WWE, having returned a negative test, while the Tribal Chief had to stay at home, without being able to stage his planned match against Brock Lesnar, valid for the Universal Championship.
Eventually, WWE changed plans, sending Lesnar for the Monday Night Raw world title, the WWE Championship, won by The Beast Incarnate, with plans for Wrestlemania at this point unknown if they were changed for Lesnar and Reigns or not.
The difficult situation on Raw
One-half of the WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Randy Orton has a score to settle with Brock Lesnar. Do you remember the clash where he was busted open with 'shoot' blows to his head? On this week's episode of the red brand, The Viper and Brock Lesnar could certainly come to blows.
As reported by the journalists of the well-known podcast of the Fightful Select, it would seem that the backstage of the last episode of Raw was really deserted, in a surreal situation that put a lot of sadness on the staff that was used, including various insiders and wrestlers.
Due to internal positivity and the danger that even those who tested negative could become infected, many athletes, road agents and various workers (including managers) have deserted the show, creating a situation on the verge of manageability.
The reporters of the site, in fact, stated that: "Those we spoke to said she was the 'most skeletal crew' that has been seen in years on a WWE TV show with fans in the audience. One person also told us about a conversation about this, saying there were days when there were more people backstage at the Performance Center for Raw than in the December 27 edition."
WWE may not want to go to the Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley feud immediately and may wish to save it for The Show of Shows. As a result of the same, a makeshift Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar feud is a great way to keep the audience engaged and invested on the road to WrestleMania.