Why Kevin Owens should win the 2020 Royal Rumble and headline WrestleMania v Brock Lesnar

Kevin Owens

We are getting closer and closer to the end of 2019, which means the start of WrestleMania season will come around very quickly.

There's still the Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view to come in December, but more importantly the Royal Rumble will take place in late January in Houston.

Last year's winners of Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins ended up being pretty predictable as both were favourites going into the event, but in the last couple of months leading up to the 2020 edition, things look wide open.

There has been speculation over Roman Reigns getting another main event match at WrestleMania 36, where he may meet The Fiend if he is still the Universal Champion.

But he doesn't need to win another Royal Rumble match to do that - and that's why we are proposing that Kevin Owens wins the match instead.

So why KO?

For starters, let's run it back to 2017, where Owens was Universal Champion having won the vacant title in August 2016.

He was apparently supposed to headline the card against Chris Jericho, who he was to turn on before Mania 33, but plans changed and Goldberg dethroned the Prizefighter in extra-quick time just a month before.

Kevin Owens' planned Universal Title defence at WrestleMania was scrapped

A huge match was taken away from him and since that loss to Goldberg, he hasn't held the WWE or Universal Championship.

After the events of Raw last night, it looks like Seth Rollins is in line for a heel turn, with Owens potentially then becoming the top babyface on Monday nights.

Owens may have gotten himself into a feud with Seth Rollins following Raw last night

And let's face it, KO has the character work, promo skills and in-ring abilities to carry a feud and make a good rivalry a great one - which is why he'd make a perfect Royal Rumble winner.

The idea would be to have Owens and Rollins in a feud until TLC or Royal Rumble time, and Owens to become victorious in the Rumble to have his first-ever shot at Brock Lesnar.

We would have Lesnar keeping hold of the WWE Championship until WrestleMania, where he would then take on KO in the main event in Tampa.

2019 has seen Lesnar primarily work with smaller guys - Finn Balor, Rollins and Rey Mysterio - and whilst KO isn't exactly tall, he's a different physique to any of those three, and his physicality is a match for Brock's.

You'd have to assume Brock Lesnar will be WWE Champion until WrestleMania - and Kevin Owens should face him

And when you think how good the confrontations were between Lesnar and Samoa Joe in 2017 when he was antagonising Lesnar on the microphone, Owens could be just as good if given the chance.

Who can forget about the fact that as of right now, Owens is the most over superstar on the roster along with Bray Wyatt, so if WWE are currently unsure as to who to strap the rocket to for the Rumble - look no further than Kevin Owens.

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