The roster continues to become thinner, plus with the severe decline in ratings are not helped by the latest WWE injury update.
Factor in the COVID-19 pandemic, and WWE’s recent releases of numerous wrestlers, things have become worst for the sports entertainment leading giant. You can now subtract three more wrestlers from a depleted roster, which has resulted in perhaps the worst ratings of all time for WWE.
According to Showbuzz Daily, WWE SmackDown ratings declined further as it drew less than two million viewers for the first time since the show was moved to FOX. With these recent injuries to key stars, things are getting worst for the WWE.
One those wrestlers on the injury list is top star Kevin Owens. The ankle injury occurred during his match with Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 36. An expected x-ray will determine how long Owens will be inactive. Indeed bad news for WWE, but for Owens it has enabled him to spend more time with his family.
Speaking with RDS, Owens has chosen to stay home, an option given to him by the WWE. “The great thing about WWE is that it doesn’t require us to be there if we don’t want to. This is also why in the last two weeks I have not been present because I preferred to be at home with my family,” Owens said.
Another top star is Jimmy Uso, who along with his brother Jay Uso, are part of a top tag team in the WWE. Reports are indicating that Jimmy suffered a knee injury at Wrestlemania 36 when he participated in the triple threat tag team ladder match.
No word yet on how this will affect his brother Jay Uso’s in ring availability. Jimmy Uso is set for surgery in the following week.
Another star added to the WWE injury list is Kalisto who has been missing in actions for several months. Kalisto who is part of WWE’s Lucha House Party, has not be involved in any of their matches.
The high flying wrestler took to his YouTube channal ‘Lucha Family’ to confirm his injury. “I wanted to take this moment because I’m seeing a lot of fans tweeting at me, messaging me, [asking] where am I, am I still with WWE?,” Kalisto said. “The answer is yes, but unfortunately I got hurt back on December 31 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. So I ended up having an AC [joint] separation in my shoulder, and some ligament tear. Thank God no surgery, but it’s a longer recovery and I’m taking my time to come back, and I want to come back 100%.”