Report on why Nikkita Lyons and Zoey Stark were pulled from WWE Smackdown

Nikkita Lyons and Zoey Stark were originally scheduled to face Natalya and Sonya Deville on the August 19th 2022 edition of WWE Smackdown in Montreal, Canada. Lyons and Stark were replaced by Toxic Attraction members Jacy Jayne and Gigi Dolin. Jayne and Dolin ended up picking up the victory to advance in the tournament to crown new women’s tag team champions.

Dave Meltzer of noted the following about why Lyons and Stark were pulled from the show…

“Stark suffered a concussion in her match Tuesday [NXT Heatwave] with Mandy Rose and wasn’t cleared. Lyons wouldn’t have been allowed to go as they didn’t realize she wasn’t vaccinated and thus couldn’t get into Canada.”