News regarding how WWE handled the situation with LA Knight being pulled from Smackdown

As previously noted, WWE reportedly had to make last-minute changes to Smackdown due to LA Knight testing positive for Covid-19.

According to Dave Meltzer of, WWE announced that Knight would not be appearing at the event and offered refunds prior to doors opening. Meltzer noted the following about WWE’s handling of the situation…

“Normally, WWE will only announce a no show if it’s a Roman Reigns or Seth Rollins-level wrestler which tells you how highly they consider Knight. WWE also told media outlets Friday night about Knight and I can’t recall that being done in the past either. I don’t know if this is a new policy with the new owners because obviously in any other form of entertainment you would tell the fans and media in advance about a star not appearing.”