Kevin Owens is open to returning to SmackDown.
With the WWE Draft set to start and the fates of every wrestler on both Raw and SmackDown potentially up to change brands, Owens pondered the possibility of moving from Raw to SmackDown. In an interview with TV Insider, Owens admitted that if it were up to him, he would probably choose SmackDown for a fresh start.
"I guess currently the answer would be SmackDown, just because I feel like I need a fresh start. I’ve switched every single draft. I’ve switched from Raw to SmackDown and SmackDown to Raw every time since 2016. Every time it happens, I feel relief because it’s time for me to go somewhere else and get a fresh start. I’m not sure why things shake-up that way with me. As far as I’m concerned, it always feels like moving is a good thing. Last year I was on SmackDown and the draft happened. I hoped to go to Raw, and I did. It’s a year later and I’m thinking I want to go to SmackDown. Hopefully, it happens," Owens said.
Owens will have a taste of wrestling on SmackDown before he is up to be drafted when he takes on "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt on the October 9 episode of SmackDown. The Draft begins on that date but Owens is part of the draft pool eligible to be drafted on the October 12 episode of Raw. For a full list of wrestlers and their respective draft pools for this year's Draft, click here.
The full interview between Owens and TV Insider can be read here.