Last week, Kevin Owens’ storyline firing led to fans speculating that he could be switching brands. I was told months ago that the Owens storyline with Shane McMahon was to lead to McMahon eventually being phased out of storylines. I was told last week that the plans for McMahon to be phased out are still in place.
However, it looks like Owens will be popping up on TV for a while but not on Raw or SmackDown Live.
Last week, Owens sent a cryptic tweet that led fans to believe that he would be going back to NXT. PWInsider has since reported that there is an expectation among people in WWE that Owens will pop up on the NXT on USA debut broadcast. In fact, PWI’s Mike Johnson seemed pretty confident about Owens appearing tomorrow night at Full Sail University.
The move to NXT appears to be temporary because some new ads were sent out this week with Owens listed for shows in November, including SmackDown at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.