We now have an update on Kevin Owens’ injury following last night’s Raw.
Last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw saw Dominik Mysterio defeat Sami Zayn to retain the NXT North American Championship, with his Judgement Day stablemates rolling Zayn’s tag team partner Kevin Owens out onto the ramp to distract him after a backstage attack to cause the distraction.
During the show, WRKD Wrestling on Twitter reported that Owens is dealing with a legitimate injury, hence the reason for the angle. On the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer confirmed the news, revealing that the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion has a fractured rib, and thus the company are giving him time to rest and recuperate.
“It’s a fractured rib. He’s actually been working on it for a while, and it was just one of those things where they were waiting for a time to finish up whatever they were finishing up, and they were gonna do. I don’t know if they were always gonna do this angle – but they were gonna do something. He’s gonna get a rest. I don’t know how long and I don’t know what the status of the tag team titles are, I’m sure that’ll probably all be addressed in the next couple of days. But he’s been working on a legit injury so that’s the basic gist of the story there.”-Dave Meltzer
As pointed out by Meltzer, there isn’t currently a timetable for Owens’ return to the ring, however as always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates as soon as we hear more, and we wish Owens all the best in his recovery.
H/T to WrestleTalk.com for the transcription.