As noted, last night’s WWE Clash of Champions go-home edition of SmackDown Live from Madison Square Garden saw Shane McMahon “fire” Kevin Owens to close the show. Owens took to Twitter after the show and posted a cryptic tweet that seems to indicate that he may be headed back to the WWE NXT brand. He wrote, “14-24-20” Speculation is that each… Read More Kevin Owens Reveals Return To WWE NXT After Being Fired On SmackDown?
WWE announced yesterday that Elias is injured and will not be able to compete in tonight’s King of the Ring quarterfinals match against Chad Gable on SmackDown from Madison Square Garden. Elias is reportedly suffering from a legitimate ankle injury, according to PWInsider. The decision to pull him from the ring was made just yesterday. Last night… Read More Elias Reportedly Dealing With Legitimate Ankle Injury, Shane Fires Owens
Kevin Owens has been cutting his recent promos without a script, according to a new report from Sports Illustrated. While Owens has been working with no script as of late, he is working off of bullet points, given to him by the SmackDown writers. WWE is currently pushing Owens as a babyface, something they had planned… Read More Kevin Owens Reportedly Working Without A Script On WWE TV
Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Aleister Black will not be appearing at the upcoming WWE Super ShowDown event on Friday, June 7th in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Black’s absence was a company decision due to some of his tattoos having a religious connotation. Black has generally kept quiet… Read More Backstage News On Why Aleister Black And Kevin Owens Are Missing WWE Saudi Arabia Event
Daniel Bryan is once again not going to Saudi Arabia for the WWE Super ShowDown event on Friday, June 7th in Jeddah. Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Bryan has once again declined going to the show. Bryan had wrestled at WWE’s first big show in Saudi Arabia, The Greatest Royal Rumble, last April. He had turned down working last November’s Crown… Read More Daniel Bryan And Kevin Owens Not Going To Saudi Arabia For WWE Super ShowDown
WWE officials originally had plans for Daniel Bryan to wrestle WWE Champion Kofi Kingston at the May 19 Money In the Bank pay-per-view, according to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio. This would have been the rematch for their WrestleMania 35 title change, but as we’ve noted, Bryan suffered some sort of injury at WrestleMania and the nature of the injury is being closely guarded… Read More Backstage News On Original Plans For Daniel Bryan And Kofi Kingston, WWE Turning Kevin Owens Heel
Kevin Owens’ gig as an honorary member of The New Day lasted just one week as he turned on WWE Champion Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods after tonight’s SmackDown main event, which saw Kofi defeat Shinsuke Nakamura by disqualification due to interference from Rusev. Owens helped The New Day fight off Nakamura and Rusev, but then turned on Kofi and ended… Read More Kevin Owens Turns On The New Day