Just a couple of days ago we heard that Finn Bálor was sent home from the South American tour and removed from the Mixed Match Challenge due to illness. Now it seems he’s not the only one.
Alexa Bliss mentioned on her Instagram Story that she’s been sick. According to the Wrestling Observer, Alexa’s illness has left her voice in bad shape on Monday and that’s why her segment with Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax on Raw, which had been announced as a “press conference” where Bliss would ask Rousey and Jax questions on behalf of fans, was changed to give Nia most of the promo time and minimize Bliss’s role.
Cageside Seats also passed a long a very plausible rumor that Mandy Rose’s illness, which she confirmed on Snapchat, is the real reason her planned match with Naomi on Smackdown was canceled at the last minute.
And finally, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that Bobby Roode is battling an illness as well, and that he had trouble speaking during his promo this week.
None of the reports mention the nature of the illness, but the time of year and the apparent laryngitis point to something on the cold/flu spectrum. The only illness with the potential to directly affect TLC on Sunday is still Finn Bálor’s, and all signs point to his match with Drew McIntyre going on as planned. Nevertheless, as flu season begins in earnest, all this sickness in the locker room may be worth keeping an eye on.