Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon starred in yet another installment of their never-ending rivalry, this week on SmackDown Live. After Shane McMahon replaced Elias in the King of the Ring semi-finals, Owens was ‘bribed’ by McMahon to be a guest referee.
Owens was ‘fined’ $100,000 by Shane McMahon last month, after Owens attacked Special Guest Enforcer Elias during his match with McMahon at SummerSlam.
Kevin Owens was ‘fired’ by Shane McMahon yet again, after McMahon tapped out to Chad Gable’s Ankle Lock submission. Owens was at the receiving end of a ruthless assault by McMahon, who promptly fired him in the main event of the evening.
Owens took to Twitter after his ‘firing’ and posted a cryptic tweet with three numbers. On first glance, it may mean nothing, but the three numbers are rather interesting.
The three numbers 14, 24 and 20, are actually the numerical representations of N, X and T. Owens could possibly be heading towards NXT once the brand moves to USA Network next week.
Owens is not scheduled for the upcoming Clash of Champions pay-per-view, and the firing storyline would definitely go on for a few weeks. In the meantime, Owens could pop up at Full Sail to compete in his former brand, and help NXT get a head-start on national television.
Kevin Owens could make a one-off appearance during NXT’s debut episode. He could simply deliver a promo or plant a stunner, and it could get people talking.
Owens made his debut in WWE with NXT, where he won the NXT Championship after defeating his ‘best friend’ Sami Zayn.
Kevin Owens’ current character drew several comparisons with Stone Cold Steve Austin, but eventually became a victim of WWE’s inconsistent booking. Kevin Owens in NXT could be amazing, and could lead to several dream matches against the likes of Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream and Matt Riddle.