An update has been provided regarding the possibility that Kevin Owens will be wrestling at WWE Survivor Series.
Kevin Owens suffered a knee injury this past Sunday at a live event in Madison, Wisconsin when he was wrestling Austin Theory. 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.
At the time of KO’s knee injury, it was revealed to be an MCL sprain with the hope that it wouldn’t be more than that and he could possibly continue competing in the ring as scheduled.
It was reported earlier in the week that WWE had penciled in Owens to team up with Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Butch & Ridge Holland in the Men’s WarGames match against The Bloodline (Roman Reigns, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Solo Sikoa & Sami Zayn) in what will likely be the main event of WWE Survivor Series on November 26th.
The reason Owens being in the WarGames match makes a lot of sense is that in the past, he didn’t like that his best friend Sami Zayn was in the group, so now Owens would be on the opposite team of Zayn, which could have led to some interesting interactions.
Earlier today, we shared a report from Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer about how WWE may have to take Owens out of the match if his knee injury becomes worse and he’s unable to compete.
In an update that should be considered very good news, PWInsider’s Mike Johnson is reporting that “Owens is slated to be at this Friday’s Smackdown taping and all of the TV tapings leading into Survivor Series on 11/26.”
Those TV tapings would include the November 18 Smackdown show in Hartford, Raw on November 21 in Albany and the November 25th edition of Smackdown taking place one night before Survivor Series on November 26th in Boston.
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.