Everybody knows that WWE’s higher-ups have their minds set on what a top guy needs to look like, and it’s no secret what that look is. Throughout the history of the company, whether deserving or undeserving, WWE has pushed guys who are tall, good looking, and muscular.
Most people would agree that Kevin Owens is one of the most talented wrestlers on WWE’s main-roster, and that he should be presented as, at least, the company’s number two heel behind Seth Rollins. But he’s not, and at this point, everyone knows why.
Kevin Owens was brought up to WWE’s main-roster with a bang this past May. He took out John Cena during his first ever RAW segment and he defeated John Cena clean in the middle of the ring in his main-roster debut. Fans had high hopes for Owens, and at one point, it seemed like WWE was grooming him to be the next United States Champion, but all of that fell through because some backstage officials aren’t pleased with his physical shape.
During feud with John Cena, Owens’ weight was never brought up on television. But almost immediately after the feud ended, guys like Cesaro and Randy Orton began poking fun at Owens’ heftiness. But now, it’s going to a whole new level, as fans holding signs that are making fun of Owens’ weight are now being prominently showcased on WWE television.
As you’ll see below, during Kevin Owens’ entrance on Monday, the camera focused on a “Fat Owens Fat” sign that a fan was holding in the entrance way, which is another message from WWE, telling Owens to get in shape.
Dave says them repeatedly focusing on this sign would be Kevin Dunn's doing, so feel free to make him trend now. pic.twitter.com/Y2YG0Y0Qzv— DTAM (@DeathToAllMarks) August 18, 2015
There does seem to be a double-standard in WWE though, because a guy like Bray Wyatt is pushed as one of the company’s top guys, and he, like Owens, is a bit husky. So, it could just be that some WWE decision makers aren’t big fans of Owens’ work, and are trying to pile onto him by telling the other wrestlers to call him fat.
Kevin Owens goes one-on-one with Cesaro this coming Sunday at SummerSlam, and if Owens loses to the “Swiss Superman,” it’ll be pretty clear that WWE doesn’t want Owens anywhere near the top of the card.
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