He’ll be back later. The spread of the Coronavirus has changed the way the world works. Over the last few months, people have become a lot more cautious when it comes to potentially getting infected with the virus and for good reason. There are certain things that can be done to lower the risk of infection and that is the kind of thing that some wrestlers are doing in a big way.
One of the bigger wrestling stories related to the Coronavirus has been the absence of various wrestlers from WWE’s television tapings. Some of them have not felt safe coming to the shows and that is rather understandable. This has included both Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn, the latter of whom was forced to vacate the Intercontinental Title as a result. Now another name is taking time off, but it might not be as long this time.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Kevin Owens left this week’s WWE television tapings after news broke about an NXT wrestler testing positive for Coronavirus. This comes after Owens’ wife’s grandfather recently passed away from the virus, making him reluctant to be work the tapings. While not confirmed, it is suspected that Owens will be back for the next round of tapings, meaning that he will only miss a single episode of Monday Night Raw.
Owens has been active as of late. Check out some of the things he has been doing:
Opinion: I can’t say I blame Owens a bit for this as his job may be important, but his health is more important. There is nothing wrong with walking away for the sake of yourself and your family. If Reigns and Zayn can leave for months at a time, Owens going away for a week is hardly something worth getting annoyed about. Hopefully Owens is back sooner rather than later, but I completely understand if he isn’t.
How has Owens been doing lately? What is next for him? Let us know in the comments below.
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