Kevin Owens talks Shane McMahon and King of the Ring.
Despite Kevin Owens' victory over Shane McMahon at WWE SummerSlam, the rivalry between Owens and McMahon appears to be continuing based on last Tuesday's episode of SmackDown. In the middle of a promo, Owens was interrupted by McMahon, who proceeded to "fine" KO $100,000 for putting his hands on licensed official Elias at SummerSlam.
Speaking to Brian Fritz at Sporting News, Owens revealed that he isn't surprised Shane is still in his life.
"I kind of expected it to keep going just because Shane, he's obviously not going anywhere because of who he is. I'm not surprised that we're going to keep going. I feel like there's still avenues to go. There's still stuff we can do together, so we'll see what happens."
While Owens' beef with McMahon continues, he is being pulled in a different direction as well as he's set to be part of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament. Owens will face his old friend Elias in first round action.
"I was always a huge fan of the King of the Ring tournament just because that concept is really interesting to me, especially when it was a one-night tournament. I just felt that was great. Tournaments themselves, I'm always interested in them and the King of the Ring was the best one for me," said Owens. "Obviously, all the winners and how many tournaments I was able to watch as a fan and all the guys that won it, most of them went on to become big deals in WWE whether it was Steve Austin or Kurt Angle or Triple H or Owen Hart, Bret (Hart), all those guys."
Owens continued, "I'm really excited to be in it. I'm excited that it's back. In a way, it's kind of cool because I remember when I was on the independent scene and I'd get to the Battle of Los Angeles in PWG (Pro Wrestling Guerrilla), that was like our own little version of King of the Ring, for me. Now I get to be in the actual thing, in the real King of the Ring tournament, so that's pretty great. It's like my first Royal Rumble match. Those are things I grew up watching and now I get to be a part of it. It's thrilling."
You can view the full bracket for the King of the Ring by clicking here. The tournament is set to begin tonight on WWE Raw. Fightful will have live coverage of Raw beginning tonight at 8 p.m. ET.