3 things Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn could do upon returning to WWE
Monday Night Raw has been struggling for a while now, and Mr McMahon made an appearance to "shake things up".
Raw has not exactly been kind to call-ups from NXT, with the likes of Ember Moon and AOP most recently feeling the effect of this. Raw has also been missing some key names in the past few months. The Universal Champion is barely on the show, their biggest full-time star is out indefinitely, and their second biggest full-time star is still recovering from a nasty elbow injury.
However, other key acts missing are Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, as both have had extended spells on the sidelines. The pair teamed up for the first time in WWE when Zayn helped Owens beat Shane McMahon at Hell in a Cell last year. Since then, they have been extremely entertaining, coming across as really dirty heels in the process.
While their feud with the SmackDown authority was needlessly drawn out, Owens and Zayn's quality did shine through.
During the Superstar Shake-up, the pair moved to Raw. However, both of them have done nothing since then. Zayn got injured in June, while Owens required double knee surgery a few months later.
WWE has aired separate return vignettes for both Owens and Zayn, but one might suspect the pair will be interlinked once again, especially considering they are both expected to return in February. They could yet play a part in WrestleMania.
Here are 3 possible things Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn could do upon their return.
#3 Get revenge on Bobby Lashley
The one common thing about Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn's injury layoffs is that they were both written off WWE programming following attacks from Bobby Lashley.
Zayn was manhandled by him in their match at Money in the Bank, the one following the terrible sisters segment, while Owens and Lashley seemed to have executed a double turn following The Dominator's post-match attack in October. Bobby Lashley is now a proper heel, with an annoying mouthpiece and manager in Lio Rush.
This opens the door for Owens and Zayn to return as babyfaces, a first for the Prizefighter since his NXT debut.
They could target Lashley and his cruiserweight buddy, in what could be a fun little program. They have the motivation to do so, and it would be a great way to reintroduce the charismatic pair back on Raw.
A tag team match at Fastlane would provide some much needed comeuppance for the frustrating heel duo. Also, wouldn't it be fun to see that pesky Lio Rush get beaten up by Owens and Zayn?