BY BLAKE OESTRIECHER – NOV 8, 2018
WWE lost its most versatile performer earlier this year, and it wasn’t Daniel Bryan, John Cena or AJ Styles.
It was Kevin Owens, the do-it-all veteran who’s been wrestling for nearly two decades and is one of the latest major superstars to be bitten by the notoriously harsh pro wrestling injury bug. Owens, who had proven to be one of WWE’s resident iron men, is currently sidelined with a pair of knee injures that both required surgery, could shelve him for him up to eight months and, at the very least, is likely to keep him on the sidelines for WrestleMania season.
On the surface, the loss of Owens doesn’t appear to be that big of a deal for WWE. During this plug-and-play era in which the mentality when a star is injured is simply “next man up,” whoever is going to try to replace Owens is going to have some awfully big shoes to fill. WWE reportedly turned Bobby Lashley heel, ironically enough in a perceived double turn that also involved Owens, as a way of trying to fill the void created by Owens on the heel side of Raw, but Lashley won’t be able to replace him … Read the Full Story HERE