On Saturday evening, former AEW Women’s Champion Nyla Rose announced that a close family member had tested positive for COVID, meaning she has to self-isolate and will miss the Dynamite taping this week.
Nyla Rose was advertised for a match with Leyla Hirsch on Wednesday’s show, and AEW has now announced Rose’s replacement for the bout on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT.
JUST IN: Penelope Ford will now face Leyla Hirsch Wednesday on #AEWDynamite (TSN1 🇨🇦, 8 pm ET).
Nyla Rose was forced out the match due to COVID health & safety protocols. pic.twitter.com/KnkuVcZ6up
— TSN Wrestling (@TSNWrestling) January 17, 2021
Unfortunately, AEW also had to scrap a women’s match on last week’s episode due to COVID. The planned Thunder Rosa vs. Britt Baker match was pulled as Rosa was unable to make the tapings after coming into contact with the virus.
Along with Leyla Hirsch vs. Penelope Ford, the following matches have been announced for this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite:
- Cody Rhodes vs. Peter Avalon
- MJF & Chris Jericho vs. Santana & Ortiz vs. Jake Hager & Sammy Guevara
- Hangman Page, John Silver, Alex Reynolds & Colt Cabana vs. TH2 & Chaos Project
- Top Flight & Matt Sydal vs. Matt Hardy & Private Party
- Jon Moxley in action