WWE has confirmed that Kevin Owens will be on the shelf for a while as he prepares for knee surgery.
The company announced last night that they have pulled him from Mixed Match Challenge. Owens was teaming with Natalya in the tournament and they were scheduled to face Mickie James and Bobby Lashley next week. Owens will be replaced before next week’s show.
As previously reported, they did an injury angle on Monday Night Raw to explain his absence from television. He is scheduled to undergo surgery but the severity and return timetable won’t be known until doctors begin the procedure.
Owens is the third WWE Superstar to be replaced in the tournament. Alexa Bliss was replaced by Ember Moon and Sasha Banks was replaced by Mickie James.
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