Former and longest reigning WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar is done with WWE at least for some time now. That puts the future of “Advocate” Paul Heyman in question who has already been slated to stay with the company as an on-screen performer but no particular role has been fixed upon for the legendary manager yet.
On the other hand, former Universal Champion Kevin Owens was fired from SmackDown Live prior to WrestleMania 34 and landed on Monday Night RAW. This week on RAW, Owens announced “I Quit” after his loss to Seth Rollins for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Owens is a natural heel and has so far had an impressive singles run in WWE. But it looks like he might be on the verge of the biggest singles push in his career.
KO hasn’t had a title run since losing the Universal Championship to Bill Goldberg in 2017. Nevertheless, the former ROH World Champion had then been on some of the hottest feuds featuring AJ Styles and SmackDown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon.
Whether he is holding a title or not, this guy is always impressive and never fails to please the crowd be it being thrown off the roof of a steel cage or getting flipped while in a portable bathroom by Braun Strowman.
Unlike Roman Reigns, Owens has exceptional microphone skills and is a natural main eventer courtesy of the occasional master-plan he usually has up his sleeve for the climax of big matches. Given he’s quitting, it’s safe for fans to assume that WWE is on their way to revamp his character.
With Heyman having the experience and blueprint to work well with just about any Superstar on the roster, and Owens’ impeccable microphone skills, it’ll be quite a treat for the WWE Universe to see how both mic-banging men work together.
It’s still unclear how long Owens will be staying off of WWE TV. Days, weeks or perhaps months.
No matter how long his “hiatus” is, Owens will definitely be back with a bang. And mostly as the new “Paul Heyman Guy”. Add a little bit of anti-WWE persona to it and there you have an almost perfected (and aggressive) version of CM Punk.
And that might lead to a blockbuster Owens vs. Triple H feud with their rivalry climaxing at WrestleMania 35. Or KO might jump into the Universal Championship scene given the fact that Heyman has the credibility to push guys to the top and the access to land them directly in the championship scenario.