One WWE Superstar has been pulled from upcoming WWE events.
That Superstar is Kevin Owens. He has been a top player in the WWE since signing with the sports entertainment company, but he has done it as a heel on television.
For a background on Owens, you would have to go back to his early career as he began his career in 2000 at the age of 16. He had a run in Ring of Honor (ROH) from 2007 - 2014 where he wrestled under his real name, Kevin Steen.
He held the ROH World Championship and ROH World Tag Team Championship. He also wrestled on the independent circuit for 14 years, most notably in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), where he held the PWG World Championship a record three times, as well as the PWG World Tag Team Championship on three occasions.
Other promotions that he worked for include International Wrestling Syndicate (IWS), where he held three times the IWS World Heavyweight Championship, All American Wrestling (AAW), where he held the AAW Heavyweight Championship, and Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), where he held the CZW Iron Man Championship.
Owens signed with WWE in 2014 and was placed WWE's developmental branch NXT, where he was a one-time NXT Champion. He was called up to the main roster in May 2015.
During his time thus far under the WWE banner, he has held the Universal Championship once (being the longest-reigning titleholder at 188 days), the Intercontinental Championship twice, and the United States Championship three times.
WWE has announced that the former WWE Universal Champion has been pulled from the remaining SmackDown live events this weekend in Argentina and Chile.
It should be noted that Owens was in action at Thursday’s WWE live event in Buenos Aires in a losing effort to United States Champion Baron Corbin and Tye Dillinger in a triple threat match.
WWE stated that he left Buenos Aires today "due to personal reasons." As of this writing, there’s no word yet on if he will miss this week’s episode of SmackDown Live in Milwaukee, WI at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
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