Kevin Owens set to appear on NXT's debut episode on USA


Kevin Owens may have been fired from SmackDown last week, but it looks like he won't be off WWE television for too long at all.

Owens was 'fired' by Shane McMahon last week on SmackDown Live after he accepted Shane's tap out to Chad Gable when he was serving as the special guest referee in their King Of The Ring semi-final match.

However, many fans believe The Prizefighter's firing is to allow him to join NXT and be a part of their roster as the show begins their live broadcasting on the USA Network this week on September 18.

According to recent reports, those fans are right, sort of.

PWInsider has reported that Owens will be on NXT this week as it debuts on the USA Network, but it's currently unclear if the former Universal Champion will stay as a member of the NXT brand for the foreseeable future.


PWInsider's Mike Johnson said, via Ringside News: “The expectation is that Kevin Owens will be in Orlando this week on September 18th and he will appear for the NXT brand.

"Whether he’s there for a short period of time or it’s a long-term thing I don’t know, but the expectation is that Owens will be part of the Wednesday NXT episode on September 18th.”

It should be noted as well that, as of writing, when you visit Owens' superstar page on the WWE website, he currently isn't assigned to a certain show like other superstars.


The former Universal Champion himself hinted at a move to NXT on the night he was fired by Shane on SmackDown.

He tweeted out 14-24-20 which, when the numbers are broken down to the placement of each letter in the alphabet, the numbers spell out NXT.

All signs are pointing towards Owens joining up with the NXT brand for this week at the very least.

Whether or not The Prizefighter stays with NXT on Wednesday nights remains to be seen. He would be a big name for the brand in their upcoming Wednesday Night Wars battle against AEW.

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