WWE’s Kevin Owens out of Facebook Watch’s ‘Mixed Match Challenge’ Season 2 Due to Injury

He’ll be replaced by Bobby Roode

Last Updated: October 12, 2018 @ 12:15 PM

WWE prizefighter Kevin Owens is out of Season 2 of Facebook Watch series “Mixed Match Challenge” with a knee injury, according to WWE.

Natalya’s new male partner on Team Paws will be Bobby Roode.

Owens suffered his injury during his “Raw” match against Bobby Lashley on Monday, the pro-wrestling promotion said.

This WWE injury bug has been going around the locker rooms: Alexa Bliss also had to bow out of “MMC” after getting hurt, as did Sasha Banks.

Roode is not a newbie to the mixed-tag format: He and Charlotte Flair teamed together on Season 1 of the live streaming series.

The new-look Team Paws faces Lashley and Mickie James on Tuesday’s episode of “Mixed Match Challenge.” James is actually the one that replaced Banks in the competition after The Boss’s injury.

In this form of mixed-tag wrestling, the men wrestle the men and the women face off against the women. When one team tags its partner their opponents also swap spots in the ring and on the apron.

“WWE Mixed Match Challenge” streams live Tuesdays beginning at 10/9c on Facebook Watch. A pre-show begins 10 minutes earlier.

Owens, Lashley, Bliss, Natalya, James, Banks and Roode are all members of WWE’s “Raw” roster. That weekly episodic series airs Mondays starting at 8/7c on USA Network. Flair is now on the company’s Tuesday flagship show “SmackDown Live,” which airs from 8-10 p.m. ET on USA.