While fans are probably still happy with the shock result last week that saw Kevin Owens become the new Universal Champion, the backstage criticism has been well-documented online and could lead to a surprising outcome at Clash of Champions.
The Raw-exclusive event takes place on September 25, and right now Owens is pencilled in to make the first defence of his championship against Seth Rollins.
However, next week on Monday Night Raw there’s a chance the main event could turn into a triple threat match.
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Owens takes on Roman Reigns in a non-title match, and if Reigns wins, the Clash of Champions main event becomes a triple threat match, and it either makes Owens’ job much more challenging or makes his win much more impressive.
The feeling backstage is that the match should have ended in a different way, and Triple H returning to hit one Pedigree each on Reigns and Rollins didn’t do the match enough justice as he handed Owens the win.
This obviously means they would have preferred it if Owens could have crowned himself as champion with his own finishing move, now that The Game played a part in it, RingTalkk.com are reporting that Owens could drop the Universal Championship at Clash of Champions.
They’re claiming that Owens probably wasn’t established as well as he could have been earlier this week and that they could redo the process to ensure Owens is set up for a big title win in the future.
If this is the case, the likelihood is that Stephanie McMahon or Mick Foley could be involved in the finish, allowing Rollins to leave as champion.
While it seems like an outlandish rumour so early on in his championship reign, it does give the WWE an opportunity to build Owens up as a better heel champion, rather than going down a similar path we’ve already seen with Triple H and Rollins.
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