Kushida was scheduled to defend his NXT Cruiserweight Championship on the August 17 episode of NXT against Roderick Strong but was pulled from the match.
It turns out that the reason for that is due to him testing positive for COVID-19.
The NXT star shared the news in this video on Instagram:
“Three weeks ago, I was not available for my title match on NXT TV. I tested positive for COVID-19. My family also tested positive. Fortunately, everyone is okay. My wife and I are fully vaccinated, but we still got the virus. Fortunately, the vaccine has given us immunity, but we experienced some symptoms. We have very low energy and I lost my sense of smell and taste. We are recovering. Everyone is feeling better now. The pandemic isn’t over. Please stay safe. I will see you in the ring soon.”
H/T to Fightful