Kevin Owens will once again dare to step into a ring with Braun Strowman at SummerSlam. In fact, he asked for the rematch this time around. Like anything with KO, however, there’s a catch.
Strowman has spent the past few months making Owens’ life a living hell. In addition to throwing the object of his wrath off the rungs and sending him crashing through a table during this year’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Strowman responded to Owens’ attempts to get on the fierce Superstar’s good side by chasing him all over Raw, flipping his rental car and even trapping him inside a portable toilet and knocking the structure of (in)convenience off the stage.
Mr. Monster in the Bank’s fury reached new heights at WWE Extreme Rules, however, when he hurled Owens off the top of the Stage Cage and down through a ringside table below. Though his actions technically handed KO the win, the completely-decimated Superstar did not look at all victorious after making such a horrific descent.
Though Owens perhaps should have taken his win and gone home, he instead vowed that he would take everything away for the Strowman. Owens then approached Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and asked her to grant him a rematch with the stipulation that he will win Braun’s Money in the Bank contract if he is victorious.
Though not unprecedented — WWE Hall of Famer Edge stole a Money in the Bank contract from Mr. Kennedy in May of 2007 — can Owens possibly think that he will overcome Strowman in a similar fashion?
Prediction: Braun Strowman
Despite the rumour of cashing in on Brock Lesnar by nights end we’re not really seeing Kevin Owens successfully doing so, so if a new champion is going to be crowned than Braun Strowman is the man to do it.
They have after all being building Strowman as a legit challenger for the Universal championship for some time now, to not give him his final push to the top of the mountain would be a rather shitty move…
But then it is Vince McMahon here so frankly, anything could happen!