Kevin Owens Has Been Working Injured “For A While”

Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn

Kevin Owens is to take a rest after picking up an injury.

One-half of the World Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens has been working injured and is set for a spell out of the ring. The Judgment Day opened the July 24th episode of Raw before being confronted by KO and Sami Zayn.

This led to Zayn challenging Dominik Mysterio later in the show with the North American Title on the line. During the match, there was all of the usual chaos with Owens and Judgment Day being banished from ringside.

However, Damian Priest and Rhea Ripley returned with a broken-looking Owens at the top of the ramp, enabling Mysterio to score the win. After the match, Owens was seen getting treatment backstage for what was speculated to be a broken rib.

While the injury is being used to advance the storyline between the champions and Judgment Day, it’s also very real. Following reports that Kevin Owens is legitimately out of action, Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Owens has been working injured for a while after suffering a fractured rib.

“It’s a fractured rib. He’s [Owens] been actually working on it for a while, and it was one of those things where they were waiting for a time to finish up whatever they need to finish up. I don’t know if they were always going to do this angle, but they were going to do something, he’s going to get a rest.”

Will Sami Zayn And Kevin Owens Keep The Tag Team Titles?

The injury to Owens has raised questions over the future of the World Tag Team Titles, with memories of Women’s Tag Champions Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez being forced to relinquish the titles May still fresh in the memory.

Meltzer added that the situation around the gold is unclear, as there’s currently no word on when Owens will be back in the ring.

“I don’t know how long and I don’t know what the status of the tag team titles are, I’m sure that will probably be addressed in the next couple of days. But it was a legit, he has been working on a legit injury, so that’s the basic jist of the story there.”

Coming out of Raw it’s also been reported that Liv Morgan is struggling with another shoulder injury.

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