It has been a long time since Kevin Owens has appeared on WWE programming. Owens has been out with an injury over the past few months, but he is on the road to recovery. In fact, fans have uploaded a photo of Owens taken recently. In the image, Owens appears to have lost a ton of weight and is also sporting some new tattoos. Kevin Owens is likely training for his in-ring return, which could be taking place at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on January 27th. Video packages hyping up the former Universal Champion’s return to WWE have been airing on Raw lately. Expect to see Owens on WWE television once again very soon. The new photo of Kevin Owens has been posted down below as well.
Kevin Owens looks in “Fight Owens Fighting” shape. #FloatLikeAButterflySteenLikeA?? pic.twitter.com/RtaOSZATKT
— Dominic DeAngelo (@DominicDeAngelo) January 14, 2019
What if The Undertaker came to World Championship Wrestling during the Monday Night Wars? According to Eric Bischoff, not too much. During the latest edition of the 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff was asked about what WCW would have done with “The Deadman” if he came to Nitro. Bischoff said that he wouldn’t have been too excited to sign him for a number of reasons. Bischoff said that The Undertaker is a great performer, but his character did not fit in with the rest of the WCW roster at the time. He also pointed out Undertaker’s size and how it would have been difficult for others to get sympathy on him since their were other tall wrestlers in WCW at the time. Eric Bischoff said that he was glad Undertaker never joined WCW because he would have had no idea on how to use him properly.
“I don’t know, he wouldn’t have been The Undertaker and that’s the biggest challenge right there. Because you’re spending so much money for a character that you can’t have. So knowing that he wouldn’t have been anything close to The Undertaker as a character, how could we have used him? I was never a big fan of really big guys. We had Kevin [Nash], we had Paul [Wight], and it’s really hard creatively – we’ve touched on this before – booking guys that are big. It’s hard in a believable way to get sympathy on them.” Bischoff said.
Harper and Rowan were experiencing a ton of success last year with the launch of their Bludgeon Brothers gimmick. Together, the two of them captured the SmackDown Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania 34 and held onto them for a number of months. They dropped the title after Rowan went down with an injury, but Harper has since been put on the shelf as well. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Harper’s injury turned out to be much more serious than originally thought. He’s been out of action for much longer than he was supposed to be as a result. The Observer notes that Harper still has not been cleared to return to the ring yet, but he is still expected to be competing once again very soon.