It had been expected that Owens would be competing against either Ezekiel, Elias, or their younger brother Elrod in a men’s Money In The Bank ladder match qualifier, but that match didn’t happen. Instead, the commentary team claimed it was rescheduled, and while it is not known why Owens was absent, it is reportedly not a serious issue.
Ezekiel was still part of RAW this week in a backstage segment with the returning John Cena, although neither Elias nor Elrod were shown. WWE also had a battle royal which was a men’s Money In The Bank ladder match qualifier, but Ezekiel wasn’t featured in that, despite the fact he was going to get a chance to qualify originally.
The battle royal featured a range of WWE Superstars from both RAW and SmackDown, and it was won by Riddle, who earned his spot at the premium live event this weekend. There is still one slot to be filled on the men’s side, but it is not clear whether or not Owens will be ready to compete on Friday in order to have the match against a member of the Ezekiel family.
Owens did take to Twitter in order to address the fact he wasn’t at the show, tweeting: “I didn’t want to go to Texas so I didn’t go. Leave me alone.”