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Kevin Owens is coming back to WWE Raw earlier than expected. He has appeared on a vignette on the show hosted this week to give a big update on his return. Previously we thought that WWE might be holding back his return until Wrestlemania gets over. But that’s not the real case as he is coming back before that.
As per the updates provided by the former Universal Champion, he should be back within a month. He did not disclose the exact date of return but it does mean that he will be a part of Wrestlemania 35. This means the KO-Mania season 3 is indeed happening. This should be good for the WWE as they are getting one of the trusted shoulders back.
The question is though in which capacity Kevin Owens will return on WWE Raw. A report was able to disclose the potential planning upon his comeback. It looks like WWE has planned to change his character from the core. So instead of a surprise appearance, his get-up and attitude might give us a reason to scratch head.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio reported that Kevin Owens will be a babyface upon his return. This itself is a huge change in his character since we have not seen him like this, before. He is one of those names who is a bonafide heel of the WWE Raw brand. So it’s hard to believe that he will play a guy’s role which the crowd will like.
But his promo on WWE Raw Grand Rapids episode did hint this. Now the most reliable source has confirmed the same. So there’s a certain truth to it which would help to fulfill the lack of babyface superstars on the flagship show. Also, he might start playing the role of a common man rather than a super athlete,
“The idea is he’s the anti-Mr. Perfect. I guess the idea is that Kevin Owens is your everyday guy, you know like your next door neighbor who is a complete athletic clod.” [H/T Ringside News]
This might be the reason why Kevin Owens looked and sounded pretty much simple in the promo delivered. He did not carry the usual arrogance portrayed by him.
Apart from this, we don’t know much upon the new storyline that he will create upon comeback. We assume that Bobby Lashley could be the target for him since this man was the reason why his storyline injury happened back in October. This could be the Intercontinental Championship angle heading into Wrestlemania 35.