They have my attention too. Back in August, Roman Reigns returned to WWE and one week later, he took the Universal Championship back as well. The win turned Reigns into the dominant monster that WWE had been hoping he would be for years now, and this time it actually worked. Part of that was due to Paul Heyman as Reigns’ new advisor, and now Heyman is doing something else for Reigns.
This week on SmackDown, Kevin Owens seemed to become the next challenger for Reigns, likely with the showdown coming next month at Tables, Ladders And Chairs. Owens vs. Reigns would make for a fresh match and the kind of fight that could give Reigns a real sweat. That isn’t how Reigns and Heyman like things going and Heyman was already on the defensive the next morning.
You can feel it building. Check out what happened on Saturday in three parts:
Saturday morning on Talking Smack, Heyman and Owens had a discussion with Heyman talking about how he had always respected the fact that Owens had thought for himself. Heyman also spoke about Owens being at a crossroads in his career and he could come after Reigns and the title, or stay where he is now forever. Owens said that he believed Heyman was only out for himself and when Reigns was ready to fight on his own, come find him. After being left alone, Heyman seemed upset about what he had said, with co-host Kayla Braxton asking if Reigns would have approved of what was said, with Heyman not responding.
Opinion: This was the kind of thing that needed to be done to make fans a little more interested in the match. Owens is someone who can turn it up to a much higher level when he is given the chance and hopefully that is what happens here. Heyman can bring out the best in a lot of people and Owens can hang with him on the microphone. If he can do that in the ring as well, we could be in for a heck of a showdown.
What did you think of the exchange? How do you see the match going? Let us know in the comments below.
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