The Clash Of Champions card received a number of last-minute changes ahead of the pay-per-view yesterday. Bayley vs. Nikki Cross for the SmackDown Women's Championship and the Women's Tag Team Title match between Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax and The Riott Squad were both pulled from the show. The Role Model went one on one with Asuka in a short match instead and the status of the Women's Tag Team Championship match will be addressed tonight on Monday Night Raw.
During the Kickoff show, Charly Caruso said the matches would not take place because Shayna Baszler, Nia Jax and Nikki Cross were not medically cleared to compete. The Superstars had reportedly been affected by the latest COVID-19 outbreak within WWE.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE's explanation angered Nia Jax for an unknown reason.
Meltzer said: "Nikki Cross and Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax were all called… they weren't medically cleared, that was the wording. Nia Jax got really mad about that by the way. But the actual issue is it's the COVID situation… I know at least one of the three and I think two of the three do not have COVID but they were in contact with someone who does… They (WWE) were afraid of a COVID spread, they were in contact so they were not allowed on the show."