Apollo Crews was set to defend the WWE United States Championship against MVP at The Horror Show At Extreme Rules.
Shortly before the title match, it was announced that Crews had failed his pre-match physical, thus rendering him ineligible to defend the title. As a result, MVP was crowned the new United States Champion.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported that Crews has indeed tested positive for COVID-19. The talented Superstar has been missing from Monday Night RAW over the past few weeks, with the announce team stating that Crews needed to recover from the injuries suffered at the hands of Bobby Lashley.
“So Apollo Crews was COVID POSITIVE. People have been suspecting it, and it was.”
“I don’t know when they learned that he wasn’t able to do the match, but you know, when you look back, it’s been several weeks since he’s been on television, so there you go.”
Crews hasn’t appeared on the red brand since June 29th. Despite that, WWE continued to advertise him for Extreme Rules in hopes that Crews would perhaps be able to return in time for the PPV.
It remains to be when Crews can make it back to WWE and whether the company would grant him a title shot upon his return.