Going into WarGames, the team led by Tommaso Ciampa only had three members, needing one more for their big match with Undisputed Era.
Making his return to NXT, KO came out as a surprise participant during the match, generating what was a monster reaction from the crowd.
Kevin Owens’ NXT return
At NXT TakeOver: War Games, which took place on November 23 in 2019, Tommaso Ciampa led a WarGames team to go up against Adam Cole’s Undisputed Era.
Joining Ciampa was Dominik Dijakovic, Keith Lee, and of course, Owens. However, KO wasn’t announced beforehand, instead coming out as a surprise participant after the match had already started.
Fans in Illinois absolutely loved seeing Owens make his NXT return on the show, giving him what can only be described as a mammoth reaction, as you can see below.
Video: Monster reaction for Kevin Owens’ 2019 WWE NXT spot
In honour of War Games coming to the main roster, Kevin Owens returning to NXT to compete in War Games was an awesome moment— Wrestle Views (@TheWrestleViews) September 19, 2022
The pop was one of my favourites in recent years pic.twitter.com/Wh8yCtf6lH
The pop Owens got was huge, as you can hear from the embedded tweet below, with fans clearly seriously happy to see the former Universal Champion involved in the high-profile match.
Owens was part of the main roster at the time, so seeing him mix it up with the hugely talented members of the NXT roster was incredibly exciting for many.
As you can see from the selection of tweets from fans below, many absolutely loved seeing Owens back in NXT in 2019, and loved being reminded of the great pop he received.
my favourite wrestling pop ever https://t.co/uvHx34ljL8— shaun 🌝 (@sufjawn) September 20, 2022
Was there live, we went CRAZY pic.twitter.com/5k5XKjYune— Ethanos on Wrestling (@walkwithethanos) September 19, 2022
Honestly though this moment still gives me goose bumps https://t.co/a6KtsEDk5Y— 🌾Sian Morgan🍃 (@themayans2018) September 19, 2022
One of the greatest moments of NXT— RaShifuPoe🇲🇦🇯🇲 (@PoeIPman) September 20, 2022
Latest news on WWE Survivor Series WarGames
It’s widely thought that one of men’s teams will be The Bloodline, given that they’re WWE’s top faction right now.
As for their opponents for the show on November 26, fans believe that the team will compromise of four of WWE’s top faces, with Kevin Owens potentially being in that mix.
You’ll be able to watch WWE Survivor Series WarGames on November 26 live in the US on Peacock and in the UK on the WWE Network.