Ever since Triple H was promoted to head of WWE's creative department, rumors have spread of a big push for Kevin Owens, and so it has been. Over the past few weeks, the Canadian has knocked Ezekiel out of the game in minutes, got hard on Drew McIntyre, and has proclaimed he wants to go back to being the Prizefighter he used to have belts around his waist.
Now Kevin has had a real reset in terms of stage presentation, returning to using the old titantron and the old shirt he used at NXT with the initials KO. For the occasion, merchandising was put up for sale and Kevin wanted to celebrate it all with a simple message on social media: "Back to basics"
The new shirt, needless to say, is selling like h*t cakes.
What's next for Kevin Owens?
Kevin Owens was the great protagonist of last night's Monday Night Raw episode, broadcast live from Toronto, where he accepted Chad Gable's Open Challenge (defeating him).
The Canadian, among other things, had hugged Sami Zayn off camera after SmackDown, teasing fans about a possible reunion. According to some, in fact, they will be the predestined ones to tear the couple's belts from the clutches of the Usos.
According to the well-known journalist Sean Ross Sapp, it would appear that Triple H has big plans for his red show athlete, now that he has become the top executive for the creative side of WWE shows. As reported by the Fightful journalist, in fact: "This leaves us a lot of doubts as to where Owens was and what was happening with him.
With the repeated references over the years, it is very clear that Owens is a 'Triple H guy' and the fans are therefore expecting a good program for him." Kevin Owens, we remember, won his first and only Universal Championship in WWE in an episode of Raw in 2016 thanks to the help of Triple H after Finn Balor was forced to vacate it due to an injury.
We'll see if history repeats itself. Recently, Vince Russo talked about KO: "I cannot tell you how many times I worked with hurt wrestlers and it didn't matter, there's a million things they could do and not wrestle.
They don't disappear, you keep them active, you keep them alive, they don't just go away and then reappear," said Russo.