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Stone Cold Steve Austin on Summerslam: “KO didn’t need to get squashed”

On the August 20th edition of The Steve Austin Show, Stone Cold and Wade Keller reviewed the wrestling weekend, going over both NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV and Summerslam. While both men enjoyed the events, they had a few issues with Summerslam.

Specifically, Austin and Keller both had an issue with the way Braun Strowman vs Kevin Owens was handled, believing that KO didn’t exactly look good coming out of it.

Steve Austin: I hope Kevin Owens can claw his way back to where he was. Hopefully, they’re booking him to get back to where he was. I’m a big fan of both guys, I’m friends with both guys, but man, with Braun, Braun is a big guy, and Kevin has been in the picture for a lot of titles, held a lot of titles.

Wade Keller: Owens took some big bumps, got nothing. He wasn’t treated like a serious opponent, and I think it did some damage to him. I know they wanted to give Braun momentum going into his spot in the main event but, man, I think it’s hard for him to come back. I thought this was a setback for KO who, he’s in his mid 30’s, so it’s not like he has another ten years to then be taken seriously.

Steve Austin: I just thought, ‘Man, he didn’t get s*** in,’ so I just wasn’t a fan. I didn’t think Kevin Owens needed to get steamrolled because he’s a top guy. And, obviously, Strowman is still green, but he’s a top guy. They’re grooming him for bigger and better things, but Kevin Owens didn’t need to get squashed in the process.

Kevin Owens and Braun Strowman are both loved by the WWE Universe, but some fans did leave SummerSlam feeling a little disappointed in the use of the Prize Fighter. Did you think his match at the Biggest Party of the Summer hurt his character or was this a special case because it was Braun Strowman? Let us know in the comments.


  • Nicholas Giambattista

    KO will bounce back fast because he is good at what he does they were just trying to get Braun Strowman over for the next big thing for the WWE.