In a recent turn of events on WWE's "SmackDown," star wrestler Kevin Owens sustained significant injuries during his confrontation with Grayson Waller. WWE, through their official X platform, confirmed that Owens suffered fractures to his fourth and fifth metacarpals last Friday.
This injury marks a dramatic escalation in the ongoing tension between Owens, Waller, and Austin Theory. The animosity between Owens and his rivals reached a boiling point during the latest "SmackDown" episode. Theory's interference was a critical moment in the match when he brutally stomped on Owens' right hand against the ring steps.
Waller then seized this opportunity, relentlessly targeting Owens' injured hand throughout the bout. Despite the handicap, Owens emerged victorious over Waller, but not without paying a heavy physical toll. Adding to the drama, Logan Paul announced in the December 1 episode that Owens was slated to participate in an eight-man tournament, determining the next challenger for the United States Championship.
The lineup includes not only Waller and Theory but also notable competitors such as Santos Escobar, Karrion Kross, Bobby Lashley, and Dragon Lee. The identity of the eighth participant remains undisclosed. During this announcement, Owens boldly confronted Paul and struck Theory in the face, further intensifying their rivalry.
Paul Mocks Injured Owens
Paul, who was commentating during the Owens-Waller match, added insult to injury by taking a mocking photograph with Waller and Theory beside the injured Owens. Waller later shared this image on X, captioning it "Good Blokes," displaying a blatant disregard for Owens' condition.
Despite his recent setback, Owens has demonstrated resilience in his feud with Waller and Theory. Just a week prior, on the November 24 episode, Owens teamed up with LA Knight to secure a victory against the duo. This win, coupled with his latest triumph over Waller, underscores Owens' determination and skill, even in the face of adversity.
As Owens recovers from his injuries, fans eagerly await updates on his condition and his continued involvement in the high-stakes tournament. His perseverance and fighting spirit continue to make him a formidable presence in the WWE universe.