Kevin Owens might be the longest-reigning WWE Universal Champion but he might not be holding the title after Clash of Champions. The latest WWE rumors suggest the Owens might lose the Universal Title to Seth Rollins in their match at Raw’s first brand-exclusive pay-per-view on September 25.
The Prizefighter won the Universal championship on the August 29 episode of Raw by defeating Big Cass, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. He also had the help of Triple H, who returned and hit The Pedigree on both Reigns and Rollins.
According to The Inquisitr, many are expecting Kevin Owens to lose the WWE Universal Championship at Clash of Champions. It is due to some of the criticism he received among wrestling peers, as well as the deep in ratings and live event attendance.
The report noted that the last episode of Raw did really badly in the ratings while the live event in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday had a disappointing and concerning attendance. It is also mentioned that the WWE World Championship changed hands from Dean Ambrose to A.J. Styles at Backlash when SmackDown’s ratings dipped.
Nevertheless, these are just WWE rumors at the moment and the company’s top officials knew that they are up against the NFL during Mondays. Owens has only been a champion for less than a month and it is too early to drop the ball on his reign.
On the other hand, Tom Clark of Bleacher Report thinks that Kevin Owens retaining the championship against Seth Rollins at Clash of Champions is “best for business.” He noted that it is too early to judge KO’s reign while Rollins has not fully started his babyface run to win the title.
“Owens’ continued run at the top will only add value to the title, and that benefits everyone involved. Rollins can win it at some point, but Clash of Champions is not where it should happen,” Clark reported.
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