Two of WWE's aces are on their way back.
On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, it was announced that both Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens (as mentioned on Fightful Select) are set to return from injury.
For months, World Wrestling Entertainment has been without two of their glue guys in the form of former NXT Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Owens and Zayn joined forces in October of 2017 when Zayn helped Owens defeat Shane McMahon at the 'Hell In A Cell' pay-per-view and from that point forward they were a tandem taking on the likes of Shane, going into business for themselves at the 2017 Survivor Series pay-per-view and attacking the current WWE Champion Daniel Bryan on the day that Bryan was cleared to return to in-ring competition.
Over the summer Sami Zayn underwent double shoulder surgery. He had the first surgery in June and the second in August. Sami Zayn shared during an interview with WWE.com that he was hoping to return by WrestleMania 35.
It was reported in October that former WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens had surgery on both of his knees. The report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer noted that it was not full-blown reconstructive knee surgery and that WWE was hopeful that Owens would be ready to go by February or March. During tonight's episode of RAW, vignettes signaling the return of both Owens and Zayn aired and Sami commented on his vignette while Kevin changed his Twitter name to "Soon".
Fightful Select reported earlier in the day that Kevin Owens was way closer to being ready for a return than anyone expected.
Also on Fightful Select earlier tonight :) pic.twitter.com/I8NzOAAvPd— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) December 18, 2018
During this time off, I've been working on becoming a better person, and letting go of a lot of toxic elements that come with egotism & ambition.— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) December 18, 2018
But I just watched that teaser for my return on #Raw and remembered how good I am at pro wrestling. I actually forgot how great I am.
Did you forget?#RAW is STILL The #KevinOwensShow. @FightOwensFight pic.twitter.com/63WXKrdJ91— WWE (@WWE) December 18, 2018
He'll be back soon...#RAW @SamiZayn pic.twitter.com/IE2uSn2rR3— WWE (@WWE) December 18, 2018
Former WWE Champion Bray Wyatt used his Twitter to send out some cryptic "goodbye" tweets. Check out Fightful's published article on the topic for more.