A big story on Wednesday was how Kevin Owens decided against working the TV tapings for next Monday’s episode of WWE Raw that will air on the USA Network.
The initial story covered Owens informing WWE officials that he wouldn’t be working Wednesday’s tapings after the reveal that a developmental talent had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.
The latest update comes from Dave Meltzer, who reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that Owens’ wife’s grandfather passed away from COVID-19 in the past couple of weeks.
With this death in the family and the talent recently testing positive for the virus, his family became concerned about him working the TV tapings where someone had just tested positive.
Although not confirmed, the belief is that the former Universal Champion will be back at the next set of television tapings for Monday Night Raw, which is currently set to take place on June 29th.
When the virus first started to spread in the United States, the company told talent they did not have to work if they felt uncomfortable with it. WWE also claimed that any talent who decided against working would not be punished for their decision.
Obviously, with ratings being low and the company also losing top stars such as Roman Reigns and Becky Lynch, they would like to have Owens on television.