Kevin Owens discusses the Wild Card Rule.
The Wild Card Rule was extra wild this week as eight SmackDown superstars were on Raw and seven Raw superstars were on SmackDown. When the Wild Card rule was first implemented, it was stated that only four superstars would be allowed on the other brand, and any uninvited guest would face repercussions. Thus far, no superstar has been reprimanded for showing up on the competing brand without an invitation.
Speaking to Sporting News, Kevin Owens gave his thoughts on the Wild Card Rule.
"I guess the whole point of the wild-card rule is to add a sense of unpredictability to all the shows and I guess it definitely has achieved that because you never know who is going to show up where," said Owens. "The wild-card rule itself was very loosely defined when it was first announced and it's been loosely enforced since it's been announced (laughs). I guess it was supposed to be four guys at first and now, really, 10 guys show up one night, three guys show up the next night, whatever. But like I said, I think the whole point is to give a more unpredictable feel to the show itself and its definitely achieved that."
Owens has once again been linked to Sami Zayn thanks to the Wild Card Rule when it looked like the two would be away from each other for a bit following their respective injuries and returns to different brands.
On the subject of working with Zayn, Owens said, "Actually, I think he and I both were kind of looking forward to being on our own a little and that's not how it worked out. I'm always happy to team with him because of all the history we've had and it's always great to be in there with somebody you know this well, but I do think that eventually it would be nice to have some time apart and just be away from each other for a little while just to do something different, if anything."
Owens and Zayn are scheduled to team this Sunday at WWE Stomping Grounds when they face Xavier Woods and Big E.