Triple H’s Plans For Kevin Owens “Pushed Back”

Kevin Owens

When Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque took over WWE creative in July, it became evident early on that there would be an emphasis on pushing different faces. The likes of Tommaso Ciampa and Chad Gable benefitted as a result, while returning talents such as Dakota Kai and Johnny Gargano received a fairer chance than they would have under previous management.

For Kevin Owens, he was among those expected to be pushed hard. ‘The Prizefighter’ was a heel feuding with Ezekiel at the time of ‘The Game’ rising to power, though he’s since turned babyface while Ezekiel was written off television.

What’s Next For Kevin Owens?

Kevin Owens now hasn’t wrestled a televised match since the September 30 Friday Night SmackDown. Teaming with Drew McIntyre and Johnny Gargano, Owens was victorious over Austin Theory and Alpha Academy. He’s only made non-wrestling appearances since, bar six matches on the live event circuit.

Speaking in a new interview with Louis Dangoor of GiveMeSport, WrestleVotes commented on why Kevin Owens has been absent from programming. It’s alleged that Owens was once due to get involved with the ongoing storyline between The Bloodline and his former partner Sami Zayn:

“He was pegged to get involved with Sami and The Bloodline, but that’s white-hot right now. Those plans from what I’ve been told are definitely pushed back, but they’re not off, because the plan is for Kevin Owens to be with Sami Zayn.”

This wouldn’t mark Owens’ first time getting involved with Roman Reigns and co., having challenged ‘The Tribal Chief’ for the Undisputed Championship in a Last Man Standing match at the 2021 Royal Rumble. He ultimately lost the match, which came when only Paul Heyman and Jey Uso were aligned with Reigns.

Solo Sikoa became the latest member to join the faction at Clash at the Castle. He joined Reigns, Heyman, Zayn, and The Usos.

H/T to GiveMeSport.