This was the first time WWE has directly addressed the ongoing global health crisis on television since it started impacting their programming back in March.
While swathes of wrestlers have been forced to take time off after either testing positive themselves or coming into contact with somebody who had, the promotion typically either ignores the reason for the absence or comes up with a different story, though it seems that they felt like they couldn't do this for a figure as prominent as McIntyre.
Drew's comments on the situation were fleeting, and he moved onto his new feud partner, Goldberg, by the end of the show.
WWE faced significant criticism for their handling of the health crisis early on, with the promotion suffering multiple outbreaks and not issuing a mask order until July, almost four months after their first empty arena show.
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