Kevin Owens is a WWE superstar. That's not only saying he's what the WWE calls themselves, but Owens is a true superstar. In under a month, the WWE NXT champion laid out John Cena, the company's most successful WWE champion two straight weeks and managed to defeat the United States champion at the Elimination Chamber.
For those that are skeptics of Kevin Owens, watch the match with Cena at Elimination Chamber, and it's clear he is set for the big stage. At the same time, Owens has a feud with John Cena on the main roster, plus Finn Balor and Samoa Joe on WWE NXT. In fact, Joe even strengthened their feud on Twitter with a subtle message towards the NXT champ.
Last night on WWE Raw, Owens and Cena traded verbal shots at each other, which was considered some of the best promos in a long time by the WWE Universe on social media. Owens spoke from the heart, and so did Cena when he came out to answer the NXT champion. The two kings of the mat aren't done with each other.
John Cena vs. Kevin Owens is set for Money in the Bank, but before that takes place, Kevin Owens has duties to attend to on WWE Smackdown. According to Daily Wrestling News, Owens will be defending his NXT championship on WWE Smackdown in the first-ever WWE NXT Open Challenge.
There are WWE fans on social media that don't believe Kevin Owens deserves the push he is getting. If there is anybody on the WWE NXT roster who does deserve the push, Owens is arguably that guy. His motivation is clear; he wants to fulfill his dreams as a pro wrestler and support his family. Suddenly, his promos make a great deal of sense.
Before the Elimination Chamber match, Owens spoke about how important it really was. and the significance of facing Cena on his short-WWE career.
"There's no denying how big it is. There's not a whole lot of people that walk into WWE, show up on Raw, lay out the top guy in the industry for the last 10 years and get to wrestle him two weeks later at a major event like Elimination Chamber, but I get to do that. That will literally never be taken away from me, no matter what happens from here on out."Be sure to look out for Kevin Owens on WWE Smackdown when he will defend his WWE NXT championship. Like the report said, it's no guarantee that a WWE NXT superstar will come out. If anyone does, it surely won't be Finn Balor.
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