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Kevin Owens’ replacement for WWE Mixed Match Challenge revealed
- Updated: October 13, 2018
WWE Superstar Kevin Owens is expected to be on the sidelines for a while after suffering a knee injury. While the extent of Owens’ knee injury is not yet known, there are fears that he could be out of action for six to eight months because of which he could be missing the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania next year. He’s currently scheduled for minor surgery, but they will not know the full extent of the damage until they go in and operate.
WWE confirmed the news about Owens' injury after the past week's WWE Raw where Owens was written off the TV after Bobby Lashley turned heel on him after winning the match and snapped the Prizefighter's knee at the turnbuckle.
Though WWE did not reveal the extent of Owens' injury, they confirmed that he will be off TV and will be missing the second season of the WWE Mixed Match Challenge, which is streamed Live on Facebook after SmackDown Live, where he was partnering the Queen of Harts, Natalya without naming his replacement.
Now, it has been confirmed that Owens will be replaced by a fellow Canadian Bobby Roode in the competition. Owens and Natalya lost the first round of the Mixed Match Challenge to Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss. Roode and Natalya will tag for the first time when they go up against Mickie James and Bobby Lashley next week.
Roode is no stranger to this as he teamed with Charlotte Flair in the first season. The second season, which is being held in a league format, has been witnessing quite a few injuries and Owens is the third Superstar to be pulled out off the competition.
Earlier, Ember Moon replaced Alexa Bliss and joined hands with Braun Strowman while Bobby Lashley's partner Sasha Banks, who is off TV for a while now, has been replaced by Mickie James.