In recent weeks, a feud that has never completely died out of the last few years of pro-wrestling seems to have reignited. Since their debut in the Ring of Honor, both Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, who at the time obviously had different ring-names, have always given them a good reason, turning out to be two friends-enemies for the skin, up Nowadays.
In the last episodes of Friday Night Smackdown, the two Canadians have returned to collide, as their first times at NXT or those on the main roster, with the face of the situation who at the moment is Kevin Owens, as opposed to his debut in the yellow show, who is also absent after the latest efforts arrived on the television screens of the blue show.
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A few days ago, Kevin Owens had communicated to his fans that he wanted to take a rest after his labors of the latest ppv of the company, Hell in a Cell. After suffering yet another scorching defeat against Zayn, Owens had left a message on his Twitter account, warning fans that they would not see him on-screen for a while.
Apparently, in the end, everything would have turned out to be part of a WWE storyline, with Kevin Owens who, however, was already recalled on the scene in the next episode of Smackdown, where he will face his archenemy, Sami Zayn, in a Last Man Standing match, which will be used by the winner to have a guaranteed place in the men's Money in the Bank Ladder match of the homonymous ppv.
According to what Dave Meltzer reported in one of his latest Wrestling Observer newsletters, it would seem that all this montage would have been chosen by the WWE to make Owens disappear and then reappear after only a few days.
The hypothesis that fans and insiders had arrived at was that WWE had changed their minds on the storyline to be brought to the scene, first with the exit from the television screens of Owens and then with his almost immediate reappearance.
Also according to what Meltzer reported, Owens is said to have asked only a few days of rest from the company, which would have satisfied him and would have created a segment of the storyline on it, without inserting anything behind it.
At WWE Royal Rumble 2021, Kevin Owens challenged Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship in a Last Man Standing match. However, The Prizefighter came up short one more time. He faced and defeated Sami Zayn at WrestleMania 37 and has since been in the mid-card scene on Friday Night SmackDown.