Is Kevin Owens the Right Man to Hold the WWE Universal Champion

By Derek Ferreira
Sep. 02, 2016

Welcome to another edition of the Wrestling Take here on Of course, I'll talk about what happened this week on Raw with Kevin Owens becoming the second ever WWE Universal Champion. Also, I'll get into the Miz/Daniel Bryan drama that we saw on SmackTalk last week.

Is Kevin Owens the Right Man to Become the WWE Universal Champion: Yes, he is the right man to hold that championship belt. Kevin Owens is, in my opinion, the unique superstar on the main roster; he made his debut on the main roster as NXT Champion and was treated like a main event player, by defeating John Cena in his first match. After that, Owens was a mid-carder, but he was never overexposed and had the effort to be something special. Owens has had good to great matches, and his promos are top notch. He is in a never-ending feud with Sami Zayn that got mire people to watch the WWE product due to their intense rivalry in the independents. Owens is in a great spot in his career and with this injury to Finn Balor, it gave Owens that fountain of youth to step up as the No. 1 heel in the company. With Owens as the Universal Champion, it gives the WWE the opportunity to have Owens face fresh challengers like a Roman Reigns, or Seth Rollins after he ends his beef with Triple H. But in the end, Owens can be that champion that represents the third coming of The Authority.

Will the Miz/Daniel Bryan Have a Feud After the Heated Exchange on Talking Smack: Here're a few things I can put on the table. The Miz was GREAT in that promo exchange last week, and it was so great that I'm starting to have faith in his character again. WWE likes to call this the "Reality Era"- and the whole point of this era is to start feuds via social media, or on Talking Smack. The Miz did that. Then we have Daniel Bryan, who is the AUTHORITY FIGURE, so it gives us this drama with his storyline. I don't even want to get into the history between those two and their rivalry. The Miz used Talking Smack as a way to give his opinion, and Daniel Bryan has to address that. What does that mean for D-Bry? Could D-Bry bring in someone from NXT to shut The Miz's mouth? That's on the table. But anyways, The Miz uses his ammo to transform himself as this great Intercontinental Champion and use that to attack D-Bry, but I know it will lead to something.