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WWE hosted the final edition of WWE Raw of 2021 from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan with a stacked card. One of the main events for the show was scheduled to be AJ Styles vs. Omos followed by their tag team break-up from last week. However, that match never took place as Omos was reportedly sent home from Monday’s WWE RAW taping in Detroit.

WWE Raw had Omos vs. AJ Styles announced for the Detroit edition in the first big singles match between the former tag team partners. But Styles ended up defeating Apollo Crews after a promo angle with former United States Champion Apollo Crews and Commander Azeez, while Omos was nowhere to be seen. The AJ vs. Omos feud was continued via an on-screen vignette, instead.

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WWE Raw: Why AJ Styles Vs. Omos Was Cancelled From Detroit 1

In an update, Omos was not present, backstage at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, according to PWInsider. He was apparently sent home earlier in the day before the RAW taping began and the reason for the same wasn’t announced. It’s interesting to mention that Omos did work Sunday’s WWE live event from Madison Square Garden in New York City, losing to Styles via DQ.

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WWE Raw taping was affected by COVID-19

There’s no confirmed update on whether Omos’ absence is related to the ongoing COVID-19 situation within WWE. No word is there on when he will be back in action, or the due AJ vs. Omos match will take place on WWE Raw. In the meantime, WWE also continued the feud between AJ and WWE NXT Superstar Grayson Waller on the latest edition of RAW. Waller again mentioned that he’s waiting for Omos to finish Styles off so that he can pick the bones.

WWE Raw: Why AJ Styles Vs. Omos Was Cancelled From Detroit 2

According to PWInsider, the WWE Raw episode of December 27 had to be re-written due to multiple wrestlers testing positive for COVID-19. Some other wrestlers, who didn’t test positive, were also asked to stay home as they might have come in contact with COVID-19 positive wrestlers and hence could’ve been exposed to the virus. Omos could be one of them.

WWE Producers were also reportedly affected by the virus, and some of them didn’t work the night. Usually, 12 backstage producers work for WWE RAW usually, but only 6 were present in Detroit which made things hectic for the producers, especially given that the script could have had multiple re-writes.

Arindam Pal

A WWE writer passionate about the sports.