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Update on Kevin Owens missing WWE Raw

Owens was scheduled to face Ezekiel in an MITB qualifying match on Monday's show.
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Despite being advertised, Kevin Owens vs. Ezekiel didn't take place on Raw last night.

Commentator Jimmy Smith said during last night's show that Owens vs. Ezekiel had to be rescheduled. It was supposed to be a Money in the Bank qualifying match.

WWE didn't say when the rescheduled Owens vs. Ezekiel match would be taking place. Ezekiel still appeared on Raw, but Owens wasn't on the show.

Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that Owens wasn't able to wrestle last night, but -- whatever the situation was -- it was nothing serious.

“No Kevin Owens [on Raw]. Whatever the situation is, is minor. But he was not on the show, which is why the Ezekiel match did not happen as originally scheduled, which was, I guess, that was going to be for the last spot in Money in the Bank? There’s still one spot left," Meltzer said.

"I did not check if Kevin Owens would be ready by Friday. I just know that he was not ready tonight, but it’s nothing serious is what I was told. Perhaps he could be ready by Friday and they could do that match.”

Money in the Bank is being held in Las Vegas this Saturday. Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Omos, Sami Zayn, and Riddle have qualified for the men's Money in the Bank ladder match. There's still one open spot remaining.

On Twitter last night, Owens offered a storyline explanation for missing Raw, writing that he didn't want to go to the show because it was in Texas: "I didn’t want to go to Texas so I didn’t go. Leave me alone."