Many people noticed that WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens, who has been a constant presence and highlight of Raw every week, was nowhere to be found during this week’s show. This was considered extremely odd, since Owens is scheduled to defend the Intercontinental title against Dean Ambrose at the TLC Pay Per View in just under two weeks. As one of the few matches for TLC that was already set up, it would have been logical to expect Owens to show up on Raw to confront his new challenger.
As it turns out, Owens was sent home before the show due to suffering a severe illness. There are no specific details on the particular illness Owens was dealing with, but that’s okay, we didn’t really want to know too much anyway. We’ve got sensitive stomachs.
Owens was also not at the Smackdown tapings, but is fully expected to be on Raw next Monday.