On Monday night Raw Kevin Owens issued an open challenge that was answered by Dolph Ziggler.
Prior to this, Owens issued a challenge to John Cena, stating that this time he wants the United States Championship.
Later on hip-hop artist Machine Gun Kelly treated WWE fans to a special performance. Kevin Owens would then come out and compliment the performance to which MGK would say thank you and extend his hand in appreciation. Owens, slowly clapping, would look at the hand, words were exchanged and Kelly shoved Owens. This would lead to a Kevin Owens power bomb to MGK through a small section of stage.
WWE Principal Owner Stephanie McMahon has stated that disciplinary action will be taken against Kevin Owens. In reality, should action be taken against him?
That answer is simply no. Going back and watching the incident again, Kelly put hands on Owens first. Kevin Owens, granted, is a professional athlete. Machine Gun Kelly is not. The question is simply this, what kind of action is McMahon talking about? Is it a fine? No one knows.
In an exclusive on WWE.com, Jojo asked Kevin Owens why he attacked Kelly, simple answer from Owens was “What do you mean, why? Because I wanted too,” before simply walking away.
Sending a message
This was a clear message to John Cena. Kelly mentioned John prior to beginning the song he was performing. Owens' actions, while as ruthless as they were, were a direct message to Cena.
As stated earlier, before defeating Ziggler, Owens demanded a rematch, citing that he owns a decisive pinfall victory over John Cena and that guarantees him not only a rematch, but also a US Title shot.
Will we see this unfold in five weeks at Battleground? As pointed out in recent weeks, Kevin Owens is slated as a permanent fixture on the main roster. He was also slated in his matches at Elimination Chamber and Money In The Bank, but not Battleground.
We could very well see this rubber match transpire at SummerSlam. It is a fitting pay-per-view for this high profile match up, especially with the potential of the United States Championship being on the line.
Busy schedule ahead
Kevin Owens also has a pretty full schedule in front of him on NXT at the same time.
Wednesday’s taped episode features his long awaited match up against Samoa Joe, July 4th in Tokyo, Japan he is defending the NXT Championship against Number One Contender Finn Bálor, not to mention, in between those match ups, he may have one or two open challenges.
Could we see him drop the NXT Championship on Bálor before facing Cena for the US Championship? We will have to wait for July 4th to find out.