The element of unpredictability has seemingly returned to WWE programming under the Triple H regime.
The accident occured just as Owens, in an interview with Kevin Patrick, gloated about injuring Ezekiel and sending him away on a stretcher before their match even started. Just as Owens was being interviewed, a black car in the background drove directly into a structure in the parking lot, prompting a ‘what just happened?’ reaction from Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. who stood inches away from the site of the crash. This was followed by Doudrop, Nikki A.S.H. and several WWE officials inspecting the crashed car.
Interestingly, WWE camera crews cut back to the interview with Owens as if nothing happened in the background.
A little later, when Alexa Bliss and Asuka were interviewed at the same backstage spot, the crashed car was being loaded onto a tow truck with a bunch of police officers sprinting towards the scene.
WWE’s announcers did not acknowledge the incident at all, which added to the bizarre nature of the segment. Some believe it was done in such a way so as to leave viewers guessing and wondering about the person who caused the accident.
As noted, after the main event between AJ Styles and The Miz, Styles celebrated his win as his theme music played and then in the distance, security could be seen detaining someone who was revealed to be Dexter Lumis. It’s unclear if Lumis’ appearance and the car crash are related but whatever is going on, it has generated some buzz for next week’s show.