WWE should drop the Kevin Owens weight jokes

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WWE would not be the business it is today without the incredibly talented and hugely varied roster it boasts.

It is common knowledge that these WWE superstars who make up the roster are of all ages, ethnicities, heights and weights.

This is the way wrestling has been throughout its history; welcoming individuals of any kind who are able to promote their own character in a unique way.


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For one specific current WWE wrestler this is no exception as Kevin Owens has worked his way up to the main roster from NXT despite not being in the same shape as many of the leading names in the business.

No discrimination 

Nonetheless, as has been the case with many other top names within WWE, this should not matter. So why, as What Culture reports, do the company continue to mention Owens' weight by having various wrestlers take digs about it?

During this week's episode of Monday Night Raw, Owens was in the ring alongside WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins and Cesaro when Randy Orton came out to interrupt them.

As he described the set-up the superstars in the ring had as 'cute' Orton proceeded to ask Owens if he had gained any weight to which Owens simply replied 'no'.

Officials' decision 

The 31-year-old's direct reply all but emphasised the stupidity at the remark which Orton made. According to Wrestler Observer Radio, this line was actually scripted by WWE officials who are not in favour of Owens because of his size. 

This level of discrimination comes as a big shock to the WWE Universe given the way the company are usually all about promoting equality and not treating anyone any differently for whatever reason.

This issue was also apparent during last week's edition of Raw when a Miz TV segment involving Owens and Cesaro included Kevin Owens' clothing getting stuck on the chair as he stood up, with Cesaro being quick to comment on Owens getting stuck because of his size.

These two examples as well as how they have been received by followers of WWE prove just how stupid even a brief negative mention of anyone's size is.

Every single one of the wrestlers WWE boasts on its roster works tirelessly to perform so successfully week in, week out, and Kevin Owens is certainly part of that.

The NXT star is to headline NXT Takeover Brooklyn one night before the WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view event later this month, which surely demonstrates the incredible in-ring ability Owens possesses. 

If this is not enough to please WWE officials, Owens is also undoubtedly one of the best they have on the mic.

For this reason and many others, perhaps those high up at the company who are not big fans of Owens should appreciate the highly talented wrestler he is instead of focusing on his looks. 

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