Kevin Owens has been vocal on and off screen regarding his position in the WWE draft, where he was picked in the fourth round despite having an impressive first-year on the main roster.
Plenty of rumours were doing the rounds online because of his impressive start, ranging from securing a WrestleMania match with The Undertaker, and the most recent rumours had him winning the Money in the Bank briefcase.
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As we know, none of those came to fruition with Shane McMahon losing to The Deadman at WrestleMania, before Dean Ambrose captured the briefcase and cashed it in on the same night to become the new WWE Champion.
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Despite things not going all his way so far, newer rumours suggest that the WWE officials are still high on Owens even though he was a lower draft pick than many, including Owens, anticipated.
DailyWrestlingNews.com are reporting that the company wants to use him in a more prominent role in the coming months.
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They’re also claiming that the current feeling is that Owens may even be in the main event slot before WrestleMania 33. Obviously, that doesn’t mean Owens will be headlining the show, but it means he could be in one of the high-profile matches at the event, rather than opening the show.
If that is the case, the WWE are in an exciting position based on other rumours. With Finn Balor expected to defeat Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, they have an opportunity to renew their rivalry with the new title on the line.
Other than Rollins, Owens is probably the biggest heel on Monday Night Raw, with Rusev’s United States Championship solidifying his status as one of the top three heels on the roster.
It’d be a fantastic way to have Owens thrown into the championship picture, if not this early, then definitely towards the end of the year.
The only question mark here is that if Balor turns heel and aligns himself with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson to form the Balor Club, a heel Owens may not get the chance to face off against a heel Balor.
That wouldn’t mark the end of Owens’ chance at reaching the top, with the Royal Rumble another fantastic way to enter the main event, but at this stage, a feud with Balor looks likely, mainly based on Owens’ character of being bitter and jealous of those that achieve accolades before he does.
Does Kevin Owens deserve a chance in the main event before WrestleMania 33? Have your say in the comments section below.