Kevin Owens gives his thoughts on the Wild Card rule and changing the WWE product.
This past Monday on Raw, Vince McMahon implemented a new Wild Card rule that allows SmackDown superstars to show up on Raw and vice versa. But if it were up to Kevin Owens, the rule wouldn't be in place.
"I kind of wish we kept things more separate, personally, but now I have the opportunity to go to Raw if I’m asked to or want to. And I love Raw, so why not? It’s an interesting opportunity to get a bit more exposure to get on any given week. That’s cool," Owens told TV Insider. "You never know who is going to show up where. There is a cool surprise element. At the same time, I do enjoy Raw and SmackDown having two separate, distinctive rosters. I can go either way on it. I’ll see how it works out over the next few weeks here."
The introduction of the Wild Card rule was done in part to help decreasing ratings on both shows. While more star power and less predictability should help boost both brands, Owens has a different idea when it comes to changing the product for the better.
"I think a good idea would be to implement these incredible pieces on everyone that have ended up on YouTube. The digital team is so great, they are unsung heroes," said Owens. "These guys create these incredible pieces on people and characters, they put them on YouTube, and they are so good. The same thing with the Network, like with WWE 24 and 365 or Chronicle. I feel like we should implement these concepts and put them on TV because they would make for great television and complement our TV shows well. I’d like to see that happen moving forward."
Owens is set to challenge Kofi Kingston for the WWE Title at Money in the Bank.