At SummerSlam this past weekend, Braun Strowman absolutely squashed Kevin Owens in their singles match at “The Biggest Party Of The Summer.” Strowman’s Money In The Bank briefcase was on the line. Had Strowman lost in any way at all, Owens would’ve won the briefcase.
Owens is a former Intercontinental, United States and Universal Champion. He’s one of the top heels in the WWE and one of the industry’s most talented stars. When he was squashed by Strowman at SummerSlam without much of a fight at all, it upset some fans. Add WWE Hall Of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin to that bunch. Austin took to his podcast, The Steve Austin Show, to offer his thoughts on Owens getting squashed.
Austin understands that WWE is grooming Strowman for bigger and better things down the road, but didn’t think Owens needed to be squashed in that process:
“I hope Kevin Owens can claw his way back to where he was. Hopefully, they’re booking him to get back to where he was. I’m a big fan of both guys. I’m friends with both guys, but, man, with Braun, Braun is a big guy. And Kevin has been in the picture for a lot of titles, held a lot of titles, and I just thought, ‘man, he didn’t get s–t in, so, eh, I just wasn’t a fan.”
“Yeah, I just didn’t think Kevin Owens needed to get steamrolled because he’s a top guy. And, obviously, Braun Strowman is still green, but he’s a top guy. They’re grooming him for bigger and better things, but KO didn’t need to get squashed in the process.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions