Kevin Owens’ knee injury forced WWE to pull him out of Mixed Match Challenge for the rest of the season.
Today, WWE announced that Bobby Roode will be his replacement for the remainder of the tournament. The announcement was made by Cathy Kelley on WWE’s social media platforms.
BREAKING: It's time to find out who will be replacing Kevin Owens as Natalya's WWE Mixed Match Challenge partner!
Posted by WWE Mixed Match Challenge on Friday, October 12, 2018
Owens will be undergoing surgery on his knee soon. At this point, there is no word on how long he will be out of action. Dave Meltzer reported on Thursday that the severity of Owen’s injuries won’t be known until he goes under the knife but he would be out anywhere between to 4 to 8 months.
The best case scenario is he returns in February just after the Royal Rumble but in time for the WrestleMania hype. The worst case scenario is he will miss WrestleMania.