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Roman Reigns has been medically cleared to return to WWE after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. WWE announced the news on social media and said Reigns would return Friday night on Smackdown.
— WWE (@WWE) January 6, 2022
Reigns missed the Day One PPV due to the positive test. Because of his absence Brock Lesnar competed for the WWE Championship instead of the WWE Universal Championship. Lesnar won the WWE Championship and is now slated to face Bobby Lashley for that title at the Royal Rumble. On this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, Lesnar teased that he would be on Smackdown to talk with Reigns.