Kevin Owens Explains Why He Didn't Pin Elias For The WWE 24/7 Title

Kevin Owens walked away for a good reason.

On Tuesday's episode of WWE SmackDown, Kevin Owens laid out Elias with a Stunner, getting a measure of revenge for his King of the Ring tournament loss. At the time, Elias was the 24/7 Champion and many fans wondered why Owens didn't take the opportunity to pin Elias and win the 24/7 Title. Speaking to Cathy Kelley after the incident, Owens explained why he didn't cover Elias.

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"I had Elias down, obviously. First, there was no referee with me," explained Owens. "I'll be honest with you, I got a lot going on right now, dealing with this Shane McMahon thing. Tonight was more about getting a little bit of retribution on Elias for King of the Ring. I've got two kids, a wife, a family I've got to take care of as good as I can. I've got three dogs, three cats, I've got a lot on my plate. I don't need to be walking around on my days off and guys trying to school boy me left and right on the street. I can't deal with that. Maybe at some point, I'll be ready, but right now I have too much on my plate. While I appreciate everybody trying to tell me to pin him for the 24/7 Title, it wasn't right for me."

R-Truth tried to take advantage of the laid out Elias by covering him, but Drake Maverick pulled Truth out of the ring and took the victory, and the 24/7 Title, for himself.

You can watch Drake Maverick's 24/7 Title victory by clicking here.

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