Kevin Owens just lost his favorite punching bag.
After the airing of this past Wednesday night's episode of NXT on the WWE Network, WWE reported that Alex Riley had suffered a back injury due to an apron powerbomb from the NXT heavyweight champion. That was kayfabe. The reality is Ragin' Riley will need surgery to repair faulty knees.
Naturally, he broke the news on Twitter in the most Alex Riley way possible:
After tonight I will be needing surgery, @FightOwensFight has now taken my livelihood, this DOES NOT end until I do the same. Exodus 21:24— Alex Riley (@AlexRileyWWE) April 30, 2015
#72 hours from the operating room table I will be in the weight room under an Olympic bar and u will have documented proof #neversurrender— Alex Riley (@AlexRileyWWE) May 1, 2015
Do not go gentle into that good night, Alex.