Kevin Owens is in a somewhat strange position right now.
Whilst he is competing to become a three-time Intercontinental Champion at WWE Extreme Rules, Owens has been challenging every major superstar on the roster since his jump from NXT, and holding his own.
It may only be speculation at this point, however, WWE does seem to be giving Owens a chance to prove himself as a main event player. Having recently competed for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 contenders spot, together with, feuds with major superstars such as John Cena, this may be a sign that they are testing whether or not he is worthy of becoming ‘The Guy’ in the company.
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At the moment, Roman Reigns is self-proclaiming himself as ‘The Guy’, working it into his gimmick and trying to use the heat that he receives from the fans. Try as they may though, WWE cannot seem to get Reigns over with the fans as a face.
There exists a multitude of reasons why this is the case and it could be argued that some absence from the WWE, together with, a change in gimmick, might actually help Reigns going forward.
Despite Reigns' status within the company, it is clear that right now, Kevin Owens is the most exciting prospect on the card. He always receives a big pop from the crowds when he enters the ring, even despite his current heel status.
So perhaps now is the time to give Kevin Owens the push he deserves and push Roman aside for awhile.
Owens cannot stay a mid-carder forever. If he wins at Extreme Rules he will become a three-time Intercontinental Champion, which is by no means a worthless achievement, however, there comes a time with every superstar, where if they have the crowd over to a certain extent, the WWE has to capitalise on this, otherwise, the superstar will lose their momentum.
Owens should become champion for a third time, defend the championship for at least one PPV, and should then subsequently drop it thereafter, thereby creating an opportune moment to provide him with a main-event push.
Very exciting news has come to light that Kevin Owens will face off with Brock Lesnar at an upcoming WWE live event.
It is disappointing that this is not televised, however, it may lead to a feud between these two on WWE programming, providing that they achieve some good chemistry in the ring. Whatever the outcome, the very fact that Owens is competing with superstars such as Brock proves that he is a main-event player.
Given that Seth Rollins’ return has been confirmed recently in a press conference held by Vince McMahon, it might be a good move to push him toward another championship reign.
If WWE decides to go with this move, there is no superstar better placed to be in contention for the title than Kevin Owens.
This would be a captivating rivalry, especially considering that Rollins has organically got over with the crowd as a face, so it is likely he will return as a face.
Supposing that this feud goes ahead, you would be faced with a situation that benefits both men enormously. Rollins gets the chance to become champion again, and pursues his next run in the company as a face, and Owens achieves further heat as a heel champion.
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