WWE rumors swirl around this time of year because everyone is angling for a highly coveted spot at Wrestlemania 32. Since he holds the WWE Intercontinental Championship, Kevin Owens has a really good chance at being given a spot on the card at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. According to Sports Illustrated Fansided, the man he will face at the biggest wrestling extravaganza of the year is none other than Sami Zayn, his nemesis from NXT and ROH.
On Monday Night Raw, Kevin Owens and Adrian Neville were having what seemed to be an uneventful match. Afterwards, Owens channeled his inner heel and produced quite the beat down to Neville. Fans expected someone to come rushing out of the curtains to make the baby face save, with some people even purposely turning their heads towards the ramp to get the first glimpse at the hero.
While it’s far from being the most-hyped or most-anticipated match at Wrestlemania 32, the decision to pair Sami Zayn with Kevin Owens is a good one. For starters, there’s already a back story that took place in NXT, so the creative department doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel to explain why the two of them hate one another. Secondly, it is a smart move to put these two together because they have so much chemistry that their match should be absolutely superb.
Kevin Owens isn’t actually doing all that much with the WWE Intercontinental Championship. His feuds haven’t been quite as engaging as they should be when the secondary title in the company is involved. Losing the IC title wouldn’t have too much of a negative effect on Owens, as fans still enjoy his performances in the ring. Plus, he’s also a heel. Many in the audience would enjoy watching him losing the belt, especially to someone as energetic as Sami Zayn.
On Monday Night Raw, WWE gave fans exactly what they wanted. Sami Zayn was promoted to the main roster. He was also given a highly coveted spot at Wrestlemania 32, something that a lot of performers are going to miss out on. Now, fans wait to see if World Wrestling Entertainment gives him the push he deserves.
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