Kevin Owens’ self-proclaimed KO-Mania came and went with, let’s face it a whimper. Though he did star in the opening bout of the biggest card of the year, and took a hellacious bump from Sami Zayn, he still ended up watching Zack Ryder (of all people )walk out with the Intercontinental championship.
Just under two months later we find Kevin Owens in another Intercontinental Title match, this time in a Fatal 4-Way match with Cesaro, Zayn and current champion The Miz(!). Now hopefully, Owens leaves Extreme Rules without that title, because – and I am sure you all know – he is well above that level already. The Cesaro/Miz feud probably has a few more weeks left yet, so let’s transition KO away from there.
And while we’re fantasy booking, let us immediately thrust him into the main event picture. Kevin Owens is a heel, and the WWE World Heavyweight champion Roman Reigns…is pretty much also a heel. Oh yeah…
But Owens is a heel in the same sense as CM Punk was a heel, a bad guy that everyone wants to get behind. He is superb in the ring, on the microphone he’s one of the best in the company; he can verbally battle with anyone and almost always come out on top.
How we work him in to the main event is the question. The Reigns-AJ/Bullet Club feud is starting to build excellently, if you ask me, and one which I would ultimately hope ends in a Styles heel turn and a full Bullet Club reformation (with the renamed Balor Club, of course). Just imagine the feuds we could see with Styles and the Club against Owens or Reigns vs Owens for the title. I’m 100% certain Owens would be able to get a great match or series of matches from Reigns.
The Summer of KO (hell, the year of Kevin Owens) needs to begin and it needs to be now, before the big names return full-time and he gets lost in the midcard shuffle. Randy Orton and John Cena are going to be back very soon, and it is these kind of superstars that KO needs to be going over. Remember when Owens beat Cena following his debut, and how well the crowds responded to him because he beat someone of Cena’s credibility. It worked then, and it CAN work again.
Give me wins by Owens over those guys, and then for good measure follow that up with a best of seven series to crown a number one contender with Seth Rollins and I’ll be one very happy writer.