Monday Night Raw opened today and we heard Stone Cold’s music. People in the arena were right on their feet and waiting for the big return. But after some time we saw Kevin Owens who came out in an Austin shirt with a bald cap on his head impersonating Stone Cold. He didn’t stop there, he went on to use all the catchphrases used by Stone Cold to mock the legend.
We got to hear Steve Austin’s music again and Owens pretended to be scared, but then he revealed it was just another ruse. He mocked the crowd, failed to catch the beer cans and he further went on to mock the crew members. He called one of the crew member to the ring, delivered a stunner and gave the guy a beer bath. What a start to the show and what a performance by Kevin!
It was a segment that served as a storyline to progress the feud for the The KO talk show. The talk show will likely led to a fight between the two going by the rumors. The mic work of Owens and his performance in the overall segment was just off the chart. It was a fun and enjoyable segment where Owens generated heat for himself, enraged the crowd and this will likely serve as the purpose for the brawl that they may have at WrestleMania.
The Storyline that led to The KO Show at WrestleMania 38
Kevin Owens And Seth Rollins looked to be on the same page ever since their Day 1 pay per view match. They then formed a team and started competing in the tag team division. Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens made their way to the Raw Tag Team Championship against The Alpha Academy and RK-Bro. In the last moment Matt Riddle threw Seth Rollins out of the ring when he was about to pin Gable. RK-Bro went on to become the new Raw Tag Team champions instead and both Rollins and Owens were out of WrestleMania 38 spot.
Later in the show Kevin Owens made his way to the ring. He talked about his path to WrestleMania 38 was unclear. In the previous episodes he had been criticizing the Texas city. He did that again and went on to insult various WWE Legends including Booker T, JBL and Shawn Michaels. KO then talked about hosting The KO Show at WrestleMania 38 and called out Stone Cold Steve Austin. He said he would love to beat the legend in front of his hometown.
Stone Cold Steve Austin went on to give a message to Kevin Owens through a video. He accepted the challenge and said he would be there at WrestleMania 38 and he was ready to face Owens in any capacity. Austin was not impressed with Owens mocking the city of Texas.
On the next episode of Raw Seth Rollins challenged Kevin Owens where the winner of the match would go on to host Steve Austin. Kevin Owens was not willing to have the match but WWE official made the match official. Kevin Owens went on to win the match and book his ticket to WrestleMania 38.