In a recent turn of events on WWE's Friday Night SmackDown, broadcasted on FOX, the wrestling world witnessed Kevin Owens triumph over Grayson Waller in a singles match. This victory followed an engaging promo segment featuring Logan Paul, where an eight-man tournament was announced.
Owens, as part of this lineup, is set to compete next week on SmackDown to determine the next challenger for the U.S. title. The match, however, took an unexpected turn when Owens seemed to sustain a hand injury. The incident quickly became a focal point of the broadcast, with commentators Michael Cole, Kevin Patrick, and Corey Graves drawing attention to "The Prize Fighter's" evident discomfort.
Owens, showcasing his resilience, continued to engage in the match despite the apparent pain, skillfully maintaining the upper hand against Waller.
Kevin Owens' Post-Match Uncertainty
The concern for Owens' wellbeing grew as the post-Survivor Series episode concluded at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In a SmackDown Digital Exclusive video released by WWE, Owens was seen walking backstage, accompanied by a WWE medical professional. When approached by a cameraman inquiring about his hand, Owens expressed uncertainty, stating, “Uhh, I don’t know.
I’ll know more after this X-ray”. He was then seen entering the medics/trainers room for further evaluation.
This incident has sparked widespread speculation and concern among fans and fellow wrestlers alike. Owens, known for his fierce and unyielding presence in the ring, now faces a moment of uncertainty as the wrestling community awaits the results of his medical examination.
The potential impact of this injury on the upcoming tournament and Owens' role in it adds another layer of anticipation to the already high-stakes scenario. As one of the key figures in WWE, Kevin Owens' health and ability to compete are of paramount importance not only to the outcome of the tournament but also to the dynamics of WWE's narrative landscape.
His fans, colleagues, and the entire wrestling community are keenly waiting for updates on his condition, hoping for a positive outcome that will allow him to continue showcasing his exceptional talent in the ring.