With talk emerging that he is not considered to be comparable to the top stars on WWE's roster, what is next for Kevin Owens is an interesting debate.
There are several directions the company could take the NXT star in, with his no-nonsense attitude as well as his impressive in-ring ability already being a huge hit with the WWE Universe.
For Owens himself, he believes he has an idea of what exactly followers of WWE want to see him do next. He recently spoke with MTV UK about what the future holds.
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Speaking of a possible match-up against Brock Lesnar, Owens explained:
"I think a lot of people want to see it...I was there the night he made his debut on Raw for WWE. I was in the crowd, like the fifth row.
"I remember being blown away immediately by this guy, I was on board right away. I bought Brock Lesnar T-shirts and Brock Lesnar hats. My parents got a dog that summer, I named him Brock. Seriously, he was a blonde Lab, he was huge: ‘That’s Brock!"
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Having openly expressed his admiration for The Beast, it seems the 31-year-old is more than aware of Lesnar's capabilities, though this did not seem to faze him with regard to the idea of being pitted against him:
"I used to do the F5 when I was on the indies because of how much I admire him so I’d love to be the one to put an end to him."
The spectacle of seeing Owens take on Lesnar would surely be something hugely entertaining should it ever be followed through.
As nothing has yet been finalised however, there are a number of other options WWE should be open to in relation to what to do next with Kevin Owens.
Something which could prove to be a winning formula for both the company and Owens would be to have him involved in some way with a former member of The Shield.
It is no secret that Roman Reigns is not exactly the biggest hit with the WWE Universe and has remained that way for quite some time now.
With this in mind, given Owens' explosive WWE debut as well as the ongoing praise he has received from WWE fans, it would make sense were the company to align him with Reigns in some way as it would surely benefit both characters.
Alternatively, WWE could also pit Owens against the baby face of Dean Ambrose given that he too is, at present, at somewhat of a loose end.
This lack of clear direction for two superstars with such huge potential is something which WWE should surely act upon imminently, with making them face one another seeming both the most beneficial and exciting option.
As well as this, with the pair both battling on-going feuds with John Cena and Seth Rollins respectively, it has opened up a huge opportunity for the company to produce an enticing mid-card match-up which should surely take place sometime soon.
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