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Reason Behind Kevin Owens Not Being Used On RAW

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 31, 1999) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night

On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.

It was pre-taped at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio and featured mid-card matches & highlight videos on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1999’ PPV.

This episode was hosted by Michael Cole & Vince Russo.

Here’s the card:

Test vs. Lou Marconi

Mideon vs. Sean Casey

The Big Boss Man vs. Chaz

Meat vs. Joey Abs

• Reason Behind Kevin Owens Not Being Used On RAW

Kevin Owens last appeared on RAW on the 13th July edition of the show, where he defeated Seth Rollins.

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Owens was present at the TV tapings for the past two episodes of RAW, but he wasn’t used.

“Even though he wasn’t on the last two shows, Owens was at the RAW tapings on 7/20. He had been written into the original shows but with all the changes made, they decided not to use him.

I think the key was that since they wanted to do injury angles with Black on both shows, the feeling was that Owens would theoretically have to do run-ins to attempt to break those up and they didn’t feel the need to sacrifice him in angles like that.”

Now that Aleister Black is reportedly off TV, WWE could bring back Owens to feud with Rollins.

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