Backstage News On Plans For Kevin Owens At SummerSlam

Kevin Owens has emerged completely took over the last two weeks of SmackDown Live, pulling off a massive babyface turn after rekindling his rivalry with commissioner Shane McMahon.

Owens completed the switch to good guy last week after attacking Dolph Ziggler, one of the company's longest-tenured heels. On SmackDown, Owens interrupted Ziggler's interview which led to a parking lot brawl. That was only the beginning of what would be arguably the greatest all-around performance of Owens' career thus far.

The former Universal Champion berated Shane and the McMahon family, screaming that he's sick of them taking up all this television time. And when Shane O'Mac tried interfering in the main event match between Ziggler and Roman Reigns, Owens came out and hit the SmackDown commissioner with a Stunner.

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Owens isn't on the card for Extreme Rules, but we can expect him to take part in a big match at SummerSlam next month. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Ringside News), noted that the timing of the Owens-McMahon lines up with a match at SummerSlam - which takes place on Aug. 11 in Toronto, Ontario.

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If a match between Owens and McMahon takes place, WWE will have a month to build it up. And as the Observer suggested, this is the perfect time for it. Dave Meltzer recently reported that WWE is trying to turn Owens into a 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin-like babyface, so pitting him against McMahon in one of WWE's marquee pay-per-view shows would be a good start.

Plus, Owens would be competing in his home country of Canada, so the atmosphere for a match against the villainous McMahon would be electrifying. But of course, the creative team always changes up its plans over time, so they might not even run the Owens-McMahon match when all is said and done.

What This Means

McMahon and Owens have been feuding with numerous superstars over these past few weeks, so it remains to be seen if the creative team will continue the program between these two. Owens might continue his feud with Ziggler, while Shane O'Mac may continue getting in the way of Reigns. We'll just have to wait and see how it all plays out over the next few weeks.

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