And your NEW Universal Champion is…Kevin Owens! The WWE’s ‘Prizefighter’ secured the top prize of ‘RAW,’ thanks to an assist from Triple H. After ‘The Game’ made a surprise return, he shocked everyone by betraying his protégé, Seth Rollins, to help Kevin win! Click to watch.
The WWE Universe is still in shock from those final moments of the Aug. 29 episode of RAW, as wrestling fans watched Kevin Owens, 30, become the new champ. The Fatal 4-Way elimination title match had boiled down to just three men. After Big Cass, 30, was eliminated, the remaining Superstars – Kevin, Seth Rollins, 30, and Roman Reigns, 31 – engaged in a brutal back-and-forth, per CBS Sports.
Roman was firmly in control of the match when Triple H, 47, made a unexpected return, jumping out of the audience at the Houston Toyota Center to nail a Pedigree on Reigns! “The Game” then rolled Roman’s body into the ring, allowing Seth to eliminate him.
It seemed Triple H was going to help Seth win another title but he then turned on his protégé! WHAT? Everyone watched as he drove Seth’s head into the mat, all while looking directly at a stunned Kevin.
From there, the ref only had to count to 3. Kevin’s hand was raised and the former NXT, ROH, and PWG champion became the second-ever WWE Universe Champion. Only the injured Finn Balor, 35, has held the title, having beaten Seth at SummerSlam to become the inaugural champ. Sadly, the match was so brutal, Finn suffered a shoulder injury and had to forfeit the belt on the following RAW.
— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) August 30, 2016
While the WWE knows the name of the new Universal Champion, there so many questions left unanswered! Stephanie McMahon, 39, and RAW GM, Mick Foley, 51, said they didn’t know Triple H was going to do this, per WWE. Stephanie is married to Triple H, so does that mean these two lovebirds are at war? Has The Authority broken up? What caused Triple H to stab Seth in the back? Is Kevin the new chosen one?
This is Kevin’s first major WWE championship, as he’s held the WWE Intercontinental Championship twice. Kevin came close to winning the WWE World title at the 2015 Survivor Series, but lost to Dean Ambrose, 30, in the semifinals of the tournament to crown a new champion. After 16 years in the business, Kevin celebrated this crowning achievement by tweeting two words: “I Win.” Indeed.
Are you shocked that Kevin Owens is the new Universal Champion, HollywoodLifers? Why do you think Triple H turned on Seth Rollins?
In other WWE news, check out what KFC did with WWE as they produced a fun stunt and commercial that will run in WWE Network broadcasts in 2016, concluding with Royal Rumble in 2017. The stunt plays off of KFC’s existing brand campaign where celebrities such as Jim Gaffigan, George Hamilton, and Darryl Hammond play the colonel. The colonel is played by WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler as he battles it out with a chicken played by The Miz! Check it out here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8J3V6wchSE&feature=youtu.be