UPDATE: Dave Meltzer notes that Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn were sent home as a disciplinary measure after their post-match angle with The New Day didn’t go as planned on SmackDown last night. They were supposed to stay in the ring to be beaten up by New Day following Zayn’s loss but left the ring early.
Though details are sparse at this point, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn have been removed from WWE’s European tour.
Our Dave Meltzer reports that Owens and Zayn aren’t at SmackDown’s house show in Leeds, England today and won’t be appearing on the rest of the tour. Both were on television last night, where they interrupted Shane McMahon and The New Day in SmackDown’s opening segment and traded words with them in a promo.
Kofi Kingston then defeated Zayn in a match, with it later being announced that Owens & Zayn would be teaming against The New Day on next week’s episode in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Without Roman Reigns, WWE has been shorthanded on this month’s tour. Triple H filled in for Reigns at Raw’s first five stops, Kurt Angle teamed with Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose yesterday, and New Day were moved to the Raw side for their remaining dates after this week’s TV. How the SmackDown house shows will be affected by Owens and Zayn’s absence remains to be seen.
SmackDown’s final show before flying home from Europe will be in Florence, Italy on Sunday.