NXT Champion Kevin Owens isn’t the only top NXT star currently out of action with injury. Sami Zayn, the man he defeated for the championship at the most recent NXT TakeOver event, is also currently dealing with an unspecified injury.
Zayn was advertised for both of this month NXT live events from Ohio, but did not wrestle at either show and just cut in-ring promos.
His most recent match was with Tyler Breeze at a live event on February 20th. Prior to the Ohio shows, Zayn wrote on Facebook:
“Thanks to everyone who came out and supported NXT in Ohio this past weekend. I meant every word I said. This is a group that is taking control of our own destiny and taking over the industry in the process. Revolution is in the air and thanks for being a part of it.”
WWE ran an injury storyline for Zayn after his match against Kevin Owens at TakeOver, but a report in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter is the first indication he’s legitimately hurt.