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Kevin Owens Eyes A Move To SmackDown

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The 2020 WWE Draft is well underway with night one already in the books and some surprising moves across the red and blue brands.

With night two of this year’s draft taking place tomorrow on Monday Night Raw, former WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens has spoken to TV Insider about his place on the red brand and why he would favour a move to Friday Night SmackDown to refresh his career.

When quizzed about where he would like to end up after Monday, Owens had this to say:

“I guess currently the answer would be SmackDown, just because I feel like I need a fresh start. I’ve switched every single draft. I’ve switched from Raw to SmackDown and SmackDown to Raw every time since 2016. Every time it happens, I feel relief because it’s time for me to go somewhere else and get a fresh start. I’m not sure why things shake-up that way with me. As far as I’m concerned, it always feels like moving is a good thing. Last year I was on SmackDown and the draft happened. I hoped to go to Raw, and I did. It’s a year later and I’m thinking I want to go to SmackDown. Hopefully, it happens.”

With his intentions clear on where he wants to wrestle in the future, the subject moved on to his double feud with ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt and Aleister Black:

“They are both interesting opportunities, for sure. The hardest part is not knowing where any of it is going because it depends on how the draft shapes up. I can end up staying on Raw or going to SmackDown. I don’t know where those guys are going either. So, that’s a challenge too. It’s hard to know where the stories are going or what to bring to the table when we don’t know how things will shape up. They are [both] interesting characters I’ve never really interacted with before. I wrestled Bray Wyatt during live events a couple of times years ago. Aleister Black and I had never wrestled before, until once in 2006 in Germany. We had one match. So, getting to work and wrestle new people and having to adapt to new people, that’s what makes our job interesting.”

Speaking of his rivalry with ‘The Fiend’, Owens and the dark side of Bray Wyatt went to war this past Friday on SmackDown with the latter coming out on top after holding on to a Mandible Claw during a Stunner.

Kevin Owens, ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt and Aleister Black are all seeded in the second draft pool and will be drafted tomorrow on Monday Night Raw.

Inside the Ropes will have all the live coverage of the final night of the 2020 WWE Draft.