In recent days, the news of positivity to the virus in the recordings of last June 9 has created a great turmoil in WWE. The episode concerned Raw and it emerged that the affected person was a talent from the development sector present in the audience.
For this reason, wrestler Kevin Owens seems to have voluntarily left asking WWE leadership to remain at home. During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained the situation and gave further updates on this sensational decision by Kevin Owens.
Here are his words: "The grandfather of Owens' wife just died of COVID-19 and therefore the family, for obvious reasons, appeared very worried that he was working in the same building as a newly positive person. I think that June 29th will return and therefore only one week will be missing on TV.
The rumors about a sad Kevin because he misses TV and working are absolutely true."
Update on Kevin Owens
In WWE the athletes are very worried about the situation and in particular many are wondering if from now on the federation of Vince McMahon will start to make regular and frequent tests every week.
Already in the past, some rumors of athletes annoyed by how WWE dealt with the issue relating to the health emergency have emerged and underlined how instead the AEW was much more attentive to the evolution of this serious problem.
Already recently interviewed by RDS, he explained the reasons why he was not appearing in the federation. Even before this latest outbreak, Kevin Owens explained: "The positive thing about WWE at this stage is that nobody forces us to be there if we don't want to.
This is the reason why I haven't been to Raw in the last few weeks since I preferred to stay at home with my family." KO also competed for International Wrestling Syndicate (IWS), where he held three times the IWS World Heavyweight Championship, All American Wrestling (AAW), where he held the AAW Heavyweight Championship; and Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), where he held the CZW Iron Man Championship.
He wrestled under the Kevin Owens name in WWE's developmental branch NXT, where he was a one-time NXT Champion, before debuting on the main roster in May 2015. He has since held the Universal Championship once, the Intercontinental Championship twice, and the United States Championship three times.
Owens is expected back the week after next when WWE is scheduled to tape two additional episodes of Monday Night RAW. The taping that Owens missed this week was for this coming Monday night's show.