Kevin Owens got the attention of fans thanks to his promo that he did on Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live.
It all started when Owens got into a brawl with Dolph Ziggler backstage. As a result, Shane McMahon would announce moments later that the scheduled match between Owens and Dolph Ziggler for the main event would be nixed as McMahon decided to send Owens home for the night. Ziggler was later booked to take on Roman Reigns in the headliner.
This would lead to Owens walking out to ringside where he cut a heated promo about being tired of seeing McMahon get more TV time rather than giving that time to other stars. He would list Buddy Murphy, Asuka, Kairi Sane, Apollo Crews, Ali, Authors of Pain, and more.
Owens noted that Shane has gotten more power, authority, and TV time and nobody watching ever wanted that. He said that having to listen to Shane being called the Best in the World every week makes him want to bang his head on the table every week.
McMahon would then come out and try to cut Owen’s microphone off. Owens ended his promo by stating that McMahon calls himself the best in the world and that it’s an insult to everyone in the back who fights every week. Owens said that he’s done and walked out of the arena.
Following the segment, Owens was praised by many fans to the point that he was trending on social media. While it was a great promo, only a select few top stars are given bullet points with their promos while the rest of the roster including Owens are given scripted lines to say.