It’s an epidemic. Earlier this week, news came out that Finn Balor was sick and had to come home early from the South American tour. While it isn’t clear if Balor is going to be ready to compete at this Sunday’s TLC event, he likely should be good to go. However, it turns out that Balor isn’t the only person in the WWE locker room who is under the weather at the moment.

According to their social media accounts, both Mandy Rose and Alexa Bliss are both ill as well at the moment. There is no word on if this is the same illness as Balor, but according to, Rose’s illness is believed to be the reason why she missed her scheduled match against Naomi earlier this week on SmackDown live. Both noted that they were sick on their Twitter accounts:

Rose’s absence was noted on SmackDown Live. Here’s what General Manager Paige had to say about it:

What happened to Naomi vs. Mandy Rose?: SmackDown Exclusive, Dec. 11, 2018

Opinion: It’s hard not to think of last year’s TLC event when several talents were sick as well. At least in this case, it seems that Balor will be able to work the show. At the same time, neither Rose nor Bliss are scheduled to wrestle at the event. The problem though is if these three are sick and, assuming it’s the same illness (which it may or may not be), there is a good chance that more names will come down with it.

Do you think Balor will be back for the show? Which of the women being out is the bigger hit for the company? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 1997 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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