Kevin Owens reportedly told WWE that he would not attend RAW recordings, backstage reaction revealed


  • Is there any heat behind the scenes of Kevin Owens for making the decision?
  • There are also updates on the immediate future of Kevin Owens.

Amended 18 June 2020, 06:34 IST

Vince McMahon and Kevin Owens.

As reported by Sean Ross Sapp on Fightful Select, Kevin Owens was not present in the latest RAW recordings. The report says Owens informed WWE on Wednesday morning that he could not appear on RAW tapes after the news of COVID-19 tests was announced.

Is there any heat behind the scenes of Kevin Owens?

WWE apparently wouldn’t have put Kevin Owens under pressure to appear on the tapes, at least that’s what it seemed on the surface.

According to the people Fightful spoke with behind the scenes, there is no warmth on Kevin Owens for withdrawing from the tapes. Owens apparently expressed his decision not to appear respectfully. However, WWE management hopes Owens will be back for the next set of recordings. As of this writing, Kevin Owens’ status is unclear, the report added.

As we reported earlier, development talent has been positive for the coronavirus and WWE has decided to test all of its employees and superstars. As Gary Cassidy of Sportskeeda first revealed, WWE canceled the SmackDown recordings today due to the delay in some test results.

RAW was however filmed as planned and the SmackDown recordings were postponed to June 26.

WWE also issued an edict within the company prohibiting taking photos of the testing process. People were also told behind the scenes not to reveal the test results on social media, and there was a reason behind the move.

The atmosphere at the Performance Center was described as chaotic, with WWE also including a few fans during the recordings. Family and friends of some of the talents were also present on the recordings, and they were all tested for COVID-19.

It has been widely reported that WWE did not force Superstars to be part of the shows. Sami Zayn and Roman Reigns are two notable names who decided to stay at home because of the health risk posed by the COVID-19 virus.

Kevin Owens has joined the list of stars who have chosen not to appear on the recordings, and it will be interesting to see if he returns to work in the next series of recordings.

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Posted on June 18, 2020, 06:34 IST


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