Royal Rumble 2018: The Kevin Owens Show

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Ever since stepping into the WWE, Kevin Owens has been nothing short of spectacular. He’s won the Universal Championship, the NXT Championship, the Intercontinental Championship twice, and the United States Championship three times. Every night, you just wouldn’t know what to expect from him whether it’s Raw, Smackdown or a house show. He does his job fairly well, might I add. As a top heel, the host of the “Kevin Owens Show” doesn’t break kayfabe which really shows how dedicated he is to perfecting his craft in WWE.

This is why I feel like KO deserves many things to come in WWE. I think he has earned a shot at one of the major titles. He was a hell of a Universal Champion! That’s why I feel like his run as a good Universal and great U.S. Champion should earn him a surprise Royal Rumble victory. I’m not going to go off and say “Kevin Owens had been working his butt off ever since he was working for PWG and Ring of Honor” and all of those promotions because that’s pretty much the same story for over half of the guys and girls on all rosters in today’s WWE. If that were the case then I could make the same claims for Sami Zayn, Daniel Bryan or Seth Rollins, considering the fact that they’ve all been in the independents before. It’s just that Kevin Owens has a different type of spark. He’s a true heel in the wrestling industry. Given a little bit more freedom at the live house shows, you never know what you’ll get out of him. He’d say some pretty harsh stuff to a little kid one night about the type of shirt he’s wearing (if it’s not a Kevin Owens shirt) and tell him “Don’t ever touch me again.” The next night, he could be telling some guy that’s booing him in the front row, “You will never be what I am. Have fun being a virgin forever.” In the PG era, that’s not what WWE would want from anybody. Today, that’s what the WWE needs from their top heels. KO has shown the authenticity of what a bad guy should be in WWE.

Now, I know that there was some rumor going around that KO has voiced his frustrations surrounding his role in the WWE currently. That definitely doesn’t earn you a spot in the main event at Wrestlemania or even a spot in the last 3 at the Royal Rumble, for that matter. The biggest thing about KO right now is that he has bounced back from that whole incident. I feel like if he is in the title picture against AJ Styles, or whoever is holding the title by Wrestlemania, then it will gain a lot of momentum as a big match. I still feel like they have unfinished business, too. Not to mention, when KO lost the Universal Championship to Goldberg, his reign as a major title holder was unfinished business. He didn’t even get another chance to redeem himself since he was thrown back in the U.S. Championship column against his former best friend Chris Jericho and the ongoing feud between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg was in store for Wrestlemania. That really sucks for him because his reign as Universal Champion was pretty darn good, if I must say so myself.

Being a top heel, he’s the guy that everybody loves to hate. Even in some cities, he’s completely disrespected every single person in the arena and still got cheered on. After he won the Universal Championship, the whole arena chanted “You deserve it!” Hell, even I had goosebumps as they said that. No one can deny KO’s work ethic in addition to how serious he takes his job. That’s what makes watching him lead either brand even more fun than it already is. I know for a fact that if KO can win the 2018 Royal Rumble, and as a top heel at that, “KOMania” will be one for the books. If he were to win the Rumble, challenge for either the Universal or WWE Championship and win it at Wrestlemania, it’ll surely become, dare I say, the “Kevin Owens Show.”

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