Kevin Owens has admitted that he's not a fan of Vince McMahon's new Wild Card rule but doesn't mind it.
The stipulation, announced by the chairman himself on Monday night, allows no more than four superstars from WWE's brands to cross over to the other for one night only. Unsanctioned appearances will result in fines and possibly termination, however.
The move is said to be McMahon's response to the networks, who have urged him to do something to improve ratings. And the word is more changes are in the pipeline.
Speaking in an interview with Tucson.com this week, the SmackDown star revealed he prefers the separation but isn't against the opportunity to appear on RAW every now and then.
"I kind of wish we kept things more separate, personally, but now I have the opportunity to go to Raw if I’m asked to or want to," he said. "And I love Raw, so why not? It’s an interesting opportunity to get a bit more exposure to get on any given week. That’s cool. You never know who is going to show up where. There is a cool surprise element. At the same time, I do enjoy Raw and SmackDown having two separate, distinctive rosters. I can go either way on it. I’ll see how it works out over the next few weeks here."
Owens, who broke Steve Austin's Stone Cold Stunner out earlier this year, was asked if he still plans to use the move.
"I was using that move because I love it," he replied. "It’s easy to do and hit. Nobody has done it justice in many years in WWE, and I felt like I could be the guy. I asked Steve [Austin] if I could many years ago, and he said he was more than happy to tell me "yeah" and do whatever I want. No wrestling move belongs to anyone really, but if the “Stone Cold” Stunner belongs to anybody, it’s definitely Steve Austin. Whether if I’ll do it now or not, I just do what feels right. If it feels right to do it, I’ll do it."
What This Means
The Wild Card rule hasn't gone down well with a lot of fans, judging from the comments floating around the internet since the announcement earlier this week.
It appears that fans aren't the only ones who could do without it but time will tell whether or not it's a success.