There is some unfortunate news about WWE’s Kevin Owens, who suffered an injury during a recent live event.
Former WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens has had an interesting 2022 full of highs and lows. The veteran Raw superstar had a career highlight when he got to main event WrestleMania 38 Night One with his idol “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. That interview segment turned into a match that saw Austin get the win, but it was such a huge moment for KO’s career.
There have been low’s as well because Owens the only Premium Live Event that Owens has been on since WrestleMania 38 was at June’s Hell in a Cell when he beat Ezekiel.
Owens suffered a right knee injury at Sunday’s WWE live event in Madison, Wisconsin while wrestling Austin Theory. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has confirmed that the injury is an MCL sprain. Meltzer added that the “way it was worded was that hopefully that is all the injury is with the idea it could be more than that.”
If it’s just a sprain then that’s something that hopefully doesn’t keep Owens out for very long, but when they do more testing and find there are more issues, that’s not a good thing obviously. Owens has had knee issues in the past including a double knee surgery in 2018.
As for what happened in the match, Owens and Theory were in the second last match at the live event and Owens appeared to “blow out his right knee” after planting it in the ring. Owens did manage to continue the match by hitting Theory with a Stunner for the pinfall win. After the match, Owens needed the referee to help him go to the back. Fans at the event apparently could tell that Owens feared that he blew out the knee.
Owens has been off WWE television for the last six weeks in part because he doesn’t go to WWE’s Saudi Arabia events like Crown Jewel, but he has been wrestling on live events. A recent report also mentioned that WWE had plans for Owens to be involved in The Bloodline’s storyline with his best friend Sami Zayn, but that was “on pause” for now with a plan to go back to it at some point.
The last televised match that Owens had was on the September 30th edition of Smackdown when he teamed up with Drew McIntyre & Johnny Gargano to defeat Austin Theory, Chad Gable & Otis.
Best wishes to Kevin Owens in his recovery from this injury. We will update this story as best we can as more information becomes available.