There was a time when the idea of Kevin Steen holding the top prize in WWE was considered by many to be a pipedream. It wasn’t a question of ability or talent. The general feeling is that Kevin Steen wasn’t what WWE officials were looking for in a WWE Superstar, especially not in a WWE World Champion.
That perception completely changed once Kevin Owens emerged on Monday Night Raw and defeated John Cena clean in his first match on the main roster. After that night, Owens continued on despite taking big losses along the way, which is a huge testament to his ability as a wrestler. When the brand extension came to pass, the question wasn’t if, but when Kevin Owens would become a WWE World Champion.
A few weeks ago, Owens became the WWE Universal Champion thanks to interference from Triple H during the Fatal Four Way match on Raw. As Kevin Steen held the WWE World title for the first time, the WWE crowd in Detroit chanted “you deserve it” as Raw went off the air. At that moment, the dream came true.