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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Roman Reigns' expected in-ring return following mumps

8.31K   //    24 Oct 2017, 00:06 IST

How long will it be until The Big Dog returns?

What's the story?

Mumps might be a disease most wouldn't consider strong enough to take down someone like Roman Reigns, but they would be wrong to assume so.

WWE recently experienced three Superstars needing to be pulled from the road due to a viral infection most have believed to be mumps. Dave Meltzer confirmed on Wrestling Observer Radio that Reigns had mumps and also shed some light on when those dealing with this illness are expected to be re-evaluated.

In case you didn't know...

The TLC pay-per-view event was rolling along just fine until word broke that Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas might be suffering from a viral infection. It was confirmed that those two weren't the only ones afflicted either as Roman Reigns was also dealing with this issue too.

The heart of the matter

The TLC pay-per-view was changed up with only a couple days left until the big event. This gave little time to prepare or promote, but with such a huge announcement like Kurt Angle's return to in-ring action, and AJ Styles vs Finn Balor, plenty of people got the news around as this subject matter quickly became viral.

Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Live that Roman Reigns does have the mumps. He also commented that everyone who tested positive for mumps, which is believed to be Bo Dallas, Bray Wyatt, and Roman Reigns, will be re-evaluated on October 30th to see how they're doing.

Symptoms of mumps usually don't show up within 16-18 days and the infection can take anywhere from a few days to weeks in order to disappear.

While it's unknown how bad Dallas, Wyatt, or Reigns' conditions got before they were diagnosed, it will at least be another week before WWE checks them out to see where they're at in regards to recovery.

What's next?

Hopefully, this nasty mumps outbreak has been dealt with in swift fashion. It would be nice to have all three members of the Raw roster back in action. After all, they're doing little to no good while presently sitting at home.

Author's take

This is a very wild story but it is also an extremely realistic one. Meltzer also said WWE officials are worried more cases might be confirmed in the coming days which isn't what anyone needs at all.

Let's hope they were able to squash this problem like a local enhancement talent so they can carry on. WWE has big plans for Roman Reigns and it would be a shame for those plans to be derailed due to this kind of circumstance.

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