Despite all the pandemic precautions, injuries still happen.
Just because everyone is washing their hands and careful of what they do doesn’t rule out other ways wrestlers are kept off the air. Firstly, for those wondering where Kevin Owens has been, RDS Quebec has word from his interview with Pierre Houde on Et Le But that an ankle injury is why he’s been away. Owens himself thinks it is either a sprain or a slight fracture, a consequence of his intense WrestleMania 36 showdown with Seth Rollins. Owens will be getting X-rays during the week to confirm the extent of the injury, so hopefully it isn’t too serious. But this does help explain why Rollins moved up to the world title despite that loss at Mania.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Uso is out for 6 to 9 months because of a knee injury. Ringside News was the first to have this story, as well as follow-ups regarding Jey Uso. As we’ve seen in the past, when one Uso is out, the other has to sit on the bench. This is definitely unfortunate timing as the Usos were still strong in the SmackDown Tag Team Division. But it also explains the move for the tag titles to be on the line in a Fatal 4 Way with the Forgotten Sons and Lucha House Party included. Hopefully the injury is closer to the six month mark, bringing the Usos back in action in November, just in time for Survivor Series.