In an update on WWE announcing during last night’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view that Apollo Crews would not be able to defend the WWE United States Championship against MVP due to him not passing his ‘pre-match physical’, a report from Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer has provided additional details on the match being pulled.
According to the report, the reason for Crews missing the show was due to issues related to COVID-19, with it unknown as to when WWE found out that Crews was not going to be able to work the match, other than the fact that Crews has not been on WWE television for several weeks.
Crews tweeted the following after the match, teasing the continuation of his feud with MVP despite not being able to appear on WWE television.
@The305MVP is trippin thinking he can claim himself the #USChampion. I was looking forward to shutting you BOTH up once and for all tonight at #ExtremeRules but once I’m cleared .. #ImComingforwhatsmine
— Apollo (@WWEApollo) July 20, 2020