Kevin Owens attempted to win some gold on the latest edition of Monday Night Raw when he challenged Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Championship. However, after failing to take down the Architect, the Prize Fighter sat down in the ring, and with tears in his eyes, quit the WWE.
It’s unknown where exactly this angle is going. It’s been rumored that KO would come back with the advocate of the Beast, Paul Heyman, though Dave Meltzer did shoot down those claims.
However, when it comes to the Super Show-Down event, KO is still booked for a tag match, teaming with Elias to take on John Cena and Bobby Lashley.
The WWE did address the situation on their website with the following statement.
Cena teams with Lashley to go head-to-head against KO and Elias at the monumental event on Saturday, Oct. 6, marking the first time that these four Superstars have collectively shared the ring. While Cena and Owens look to reignite their storied rivalry, which culminated in a thrilling three-match series in 2015, Lashley and Elias no doubt have some unfinished business of their own, but how will these teams perform as a unit?
Cena and Lashley share a history as alumni of the Ruthless Aggression Era and are former Survivor Series teammates – they defeated five other Superstars in a Traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match back in 2006. With Lashley bent on taking care of “unfinished business,” can he and Cena pick up where they left off? As for Owens and Elias, KO revealed on the Aug. 27 edition of Raw that he “quits,” so it remains unknown at this time how that unexpected revelation will affect this scheduled match. Will Elias need to find a replacement?
So, it seems we’ll probably still see KO show up in Australia on October 6, which means he’ll have to be back on Raw by the end of September, giving the WWE four weeks to figure out this story.
It’s possible KO could be replaced like WWE hinted at in their statement.