There’s just no escaping Kevin Owens recently, for the past two weeks he’s continued to remain in the headlines and by the looks it he’ll remain there for some time to come.
It seems as if GiveMeSport WWE is becoming a Kevin Owens news hub, but when there’s a man with so much talent in the limelight, you have to cover it and right now Kevin Owens is the most talked about superstar in the WWE.
He’s made his main roster debut where he got the better of John Cena, he had a great in-ring interview on SmackDown earlier this week, he retained his NXT Championship against Sami Zayn last week at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, he’s gone face to face with Samoa Joe, he was at the NXT tapings the following night.
He takes on John Cena at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view and he’s scheduled to appear on Monday Night Raw right through to SummerSlam so it’s clear they have a lot of faith in Owens.
And now it’s clear why Kevin Owens will be on the main roster for months to come, FWOnline have reported that Kevin Owens has officially signed a new WWE contract which effectively makes him a part of the main roster, something all NXT stars work towards and Owens has achieved that status very quickly.
He’s still the NXT Champion so it’s not clear whether he will pull double duty or not, or whether he’ll even compete in live NXT events, but the transition has started for Kevin Owens as he moves away from NXT and appears more on the main roster. F4WOnline.com have stated that he is booked for all Raw television shows going forward and will even compete in house shows.
They also state that Owens will remain on NXT for the next few months to make his transition a lot smoother.
This is certainly big news and a huge milestone for Kevin Owens, I believe Kevin Owens should win the Money in the Bank ladder match which means he could have a huge 2015 but that will come at a cost, he will need to drop the NXT Championship.
NXT fans will be very upset at the news that very soon, Owens will no longer appear on NXT and he will leave a huge gap to fill, but the likelihood is either Samoa Joe or Finn Bálor – potentially even Sami Zayn – will dethrone Kevin Owens at a future TakeOver event, unless he relinquishes it, which is unlikely.
This update does come at a very interesting time, Rusev was injured earlier this week on SmackDown and he has been removed from the majority of upcoming advertisements and Kevin Owens has officially replaced him in the events.
Rusev is no longer advertised for the Battleground pay-per-view but could make it back in time for Money in the Bank, whilst Kevin Owens is officially listed to appear at Battleground and with news that Brock Lesnar should be at the event, Battleground is shaping up to be a must-see event.
Kevin Owens has a number of big months ahead of him, starting with his clash with John Cena as well as keeping Samoa Joe at bay, competing at Money in the Bank and Battleground would be a huge feat whilst a match at SummerSlam is also not out of the question.
It looks like the summer of Kevin Owens is set to begin.