True but this one involved Shane so I assume Vince was heavily involved.
Who fucking cares? Vince is heavily involved in every promo, and even if he gave extra attention to this one, how can you have ANY faith in this company to do anything major with Owens after people like Owens have been fucked and fucked and fucked and fucked and fucked? This is probably just leading to Shane McMahon beating him en route to winning the WWE title, knowing them.
If this storyline were happening in AEW, I would be thinking Joe is gonna win the title from Kofi, and Joe is gonna become the corporate champion who's backed by Shane, and eventually Triple H, Stephanie and Vince, and Owens is gonna be the big babyface who beats him, wins the title and brings down the establishment, but this isn't AEW, or New Japan, or even ROH, Impact, etc, or hell, EVEN NXT. This is the WWE main roster, controlled by Vince McMahon and Paul Heyman, who can't tell their balls from their eyeballs. This isn't a company that wants to put any effort or logic or fan friendly interests in their storylines. They want the blandest, most cookie cutter, generic, lame talent and storylines as their stars. They don't want anyone extraordinary because they don't want anyone to get too big. This is why they latch so hard onto people like Roman Reigns, Lacey Evans, Baron Corbin, Seth Rollins, because those people are fully dependent on the company for their success. They have no hope outside of the company giving it to them, whereas a guy like Owens who grabs peoples attention, they're not interested in that, that doesn't work for them. That's counter-productive to their interests of having complete submission from their workers. If a guy becomes too big of a star then suddenly he controls the promotion, like Hogan and Nash did in WCW. You fucking know they HATED when CM Punk got so fucking big they had to give LICENSED MUSIC. He got a legitimate entrance theme, unlike these geeks who get lame shit. They don't want to be in a position like that again. They don't want somebody to get so over that they can overrule Vince and have the power to book finishes. The second the people they push get a big head and think they own WWE, Vince will just bury them and cycle them out, because they're not stars.
Anybody who can talk in this company is RELENTLESSLY punished. The best thing you can do to succeed in WWE, if you have any talking ability or charisma is HIDE it, because the second they find out about it, you're done. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if some of the smarter wrestlers in WWE actually do this, because anybody who's been watching WWE for any length of time knows how they treat mic work.