With Montreal hosting this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW, it was clear from the very beginning that despite portraying excellent and annoying villains on WWE television, both Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens were going to get incredible receptions.
The fact that they were standing opposite Roman Reigns only increased that support in Zayn’s hometown, but it was Owens’ family at ringside that managed to steal the show.
Following his loss at the Greatest Royal Rumble, everybody wanted a piece of The Big Dog. Jinder Mahal wanted to become the second man to inflict a defeat on the former Shield member ahead of his clash against Samoa Joe at Backlash, while both Owens and Zayn pleaded their cases in the middle of the ring before a brawl broke out.
In the end, Reigns teamed up with Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman to battle Owens, Zayn and The Modern Day Maharaja - but everyone is talking about Terry Steen, who is Owens’ dad, at ringside for his antics.
In the first clip below, an understandably proud Terry Steen can be seen erupting into cheers when Owens’ music hit the PA system, and continued to cheer for him as he made his way to the ring.
REIGNS VS. TERRY STEEN
The one that seems to be doing the rounds the most, though, is Terry getting into a short war of words with Reigns at ringside who is trying to get Owens back into the ring. As you’ll be able to see in the tweet below, Reigns was telling Terry that he’ll get Owens into a nice rest hold before his dad responded by saying, ‘He’s going to get you back!’ - and he’s not the only family member who was fully engaged in the match Owens was involved in.
With Owens on the outside again, this time with Lashley, Owens’ grandmother’s instincts seem to have kicked in to protect her grandson when he was knocked to the ground by The Dominator.
Although they’d obviously know it’s scripted, their excitement at seeing Owens in action does make for some great viewing.
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