Big Names Decline RAW Reunion Offer, Kevin Owens’ Promos
RAW Reunion is this Monday, but a former WWE Champion and Hall of Famer has declined the invitation. Also, we have backstage news on Kevin Owens' promos.
– Monday’s RAW will be a reunion of names throughout the history of wrestling, but several people have declined the offer. We already know that Jim Ross and Bully Ray have decided not to go. You can now add Bret Hart to the list according to F4Wonline. There is no reason as 0f now for why the WWE Hall of Famer will not be present.
Hart’s last major appearance was at All Elite Wrestling’s (AEW) Double Or Nothing. He was there as a surprise name to introduce the World Heavyweight Championship.
Before that, Hart was inducted for the second time into the WWE Hall of Fame. His presence gained national attention as a fan tackled him during the speech. Hart was okay after the fall, but he need to visit the hospital. As for the fan, several WWE superstars gave him a beating before he was hauled off by security and later arrested.
– Kevin Owens is back to being a babyface and it largely has to do with his promos. Sports Illustrated noted how Owens does not have scripted promos and he is working off of bullet points provided. This is very rare for WWE as they usually write out the entire promo for their talent. There are some expectations like John Cena, The Rock and Triple H who are able to add in some lines as they go.
When Owens returned from double knee surgery shortly before WrestleMania 35, he was working as a babyface. Due to Daniel Bryan getting injured, the face run did not last long as SmackDown needed a top heel to challenge WWE Champion Kofi Kingston. With Bryan back on TV and the brand extension not really a factor anymore due to the wild card rule, Owens recently went back to the babyface role.
The promos have been entertaining with a few people considering them to be copies of CM Punk’s famous pipe bomb from years ago. The belief is that Owens and Shane McMahon will meet at SummerSlam, with “KO” getting an easy victory.