Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Sep 2015
Re: Kevin Owens has done well so far in WWE
He's doing okay, but if they'd done it right a few months back he wouldn't be in recovery mode in the first place.
The company's mistake is not understanding when it is and isn't appropriate to quickly push someone to the main event. Kevin Owens is an example of when it is. He doesn't have to stay there indefinitely, and he doesn't have to win, but he has the presence and the experience to play whichever role you want to give him in feuding with/pushing your other guys. He's also someone that doesn't need to be micromanaged because he's been doing this for 15 years.
That said, I'm a little confused by his current character/motivation/background. They want him to be a heel, but he's clearly over with a good part of the fanbase; his motivation is pretty babyface (fighting and struggling to win at all costs to feed his wife and children), and he gets flack for his look, perseveres and wins anyway. It's like something out of TNA. Either way, I'm glad he's got a title and they're booking him like a champion, to an extent.