— Reigning United States champion Andrade is out of WrestleMania 36, reports pwinsider.com. However, it is not said to be due to a situation where he is not feeling or under quarantine but rather that Andrade is suffering from an injury, apparently to his ribs that took place on Monday’s Raw. As a result, he was not cleared to compete in the Raw tag team match for the PPV which was taped this past Wednesday or Thursday.
— Post Wrestling reports that the replacement for Andrade was NXT star Austin Theory, who would be making his debut on the main roster. The angle to introduce Theory as Angel Garza’s new partner (and Andrade’s replacement) is expected to run this coming Monday on Raw, which would be the WrestleMania go-home episode.
— It is also being reported that Buddy Murphy, while not scheduled for WrestleMania, was not “cleared to appear” both at the PPV and Raw on Monday 4/6, which of course was already taped in advance.
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