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Drew McIntyre to 'address the WWE Universe' on Raw


After testing positive for COVID-19, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre will "address the WWE Universe" via video on tonight's episode of Raw.

"With the announcement of the WWE champion testing positive for COVID-19, we can confirm Drew McIntyre will make his first comments tonight on Raw," WWE announced.

McIntyre vs. Randy Orton in a non-title match had originally been announced for tonight's episode of Raw. WWE had also announced that McIntyre would address Goldberg's challenge for a WWE Championship match at the Royal Rumble.

McIntyre retained his WWE Championship against Keith Lee in the main event of last week's Legends Night episode of Raw. After the match, Goldberg made his return to WWE television, confronted McIntyre, and issued the challenge for a title match at the Royal Rumble.

The Royal Rumble is taking place on Sunday, January 31.

WWE announced earlier this afternoon that McIntyre has been placed in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. This is the first time WWE has publicly announced that a member of their roster has tested positive for COVID-19.