Has Kevin Owens set his sights on the US title?

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When Kevin Owens defeated John Cena at Elimination Chamber it was like the whole world stopped and took notice of a man who had arrived.

Even though the NXT Champion lost last night at Money in the Bank it seems his story is only going to grow. 

Once again Cena and Owens stole last night's event as fans were on their feet chanting "This is awesome" throughout. Owens proved his agility again as he attempted his transition moonsault, but this was his downfall as Cena countered into an AA for his first win over Owens.

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Cena then attempted his usual show of respect when he raised Owens hand but perhaps unsurprisingly Owens had none of it. He attacked Cena and hit him with the same powerbomb he hit Sami Zayn with a few months ago and then took the United States Championship and raised it above his head. 

Owens has never shown an interest in the title before and has even stamped on it, so this is the first time he has acknowledged that Cena has a championship worth fighting for. 

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Could this be a sign that Owens is dropping the NXT title? He faces Finn Balor with the title on the line in Tokyo, Japan on July 4th's Network Supercard show and this is the first real time WWE has hinted that Owens could drop it. 

For Owens to go after the US title he would have to drop the NXT Championship to allow the NXT brand to continue without him as he continues his rise up the main roster. 

Finn Balor would be more than capable of defeating Owens now that Cena has proved that he was beatable last night. It also sets up a third match between these two which is likely to outshine the two matches they have already had. 

Great rivalry

Cena and Owens seem to compliment each other in the ring and even with Owens stealing Cena's moves and trying to play the stereotypical heel, the match still stood out above all others in an event that boasted two ladder matches and a match between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. 

Unlike most of the rivalries Cena has been in since he dropped the World Championship, fans would be happy to see a third match between these two and they would love to see Owens walk out with his first main roster championship. 

Battleground has already seen it's first match announced as Bray Wyatt takes on Roman Reigns after he cost the powerhouse his chance at the Money in the Bank briefcase when he hit Sister Abigail and left the case to Sheamus. 

If Owens verses Cena is announced tonight and Brock Lesnar is announced to be a part of the event in four weeks time, Battleground could become bigger than Summerslam this year. 

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