This Week's WWE Raw Underwent Significant Script Changes; Note on Wrestlers Absent

-- In a follow-up to a previous post about several other WWE talent reportedly testing positive for COVID-19 and thus pulled off of TV, reports the following wrestlers were not on Raw last night but were backstage: Asuka, Cedric Alexander, Shelton Benjamin, Nikki Cross, Humberto Carrillo and Ricochet. That would strongly suggest that they were kept off of TV for creative reasons and this would be consistent with a separate report that noted that Raw underwent heavy changes to the script all afternoon, with the second and third hours not even being finalized before the show went on air. It’s completely possible that these wrestlers were originally booked to appear in some form but their segments or matches were at some point scrapped.