WWE had originally advertised Nikkita Lyons & Zoey Stark vs. Natalya & Sonya Deville in the tournament match on the show. Former NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne) replaced Stark and Lyons in the bout and went over to advance to the semi-finals next week.
Meltzer wrote, “Lyons wouldn’t have been allowed to go as they didn’t realize she wasn’t vaccinated and thus couldn’t get into Canada.”
Canada has immigration policies that require those traveling to the country to provide proof of vaccination.
Nikkita Lyons Pulled From Smackdown Due To Being Unvaccinated