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From the WWE rumor mill: Possible reason why Vince McMahon let Kevin Owens destroy him revealed

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42.37K   //    14 Sep 2017, 08:47 IST

Vince McMahon returned to Smackdown for the first time in four years this week...

What's the story?

Smackdown Live ended last night with a bang as Kevin Owens proceeded to deliver a vicious attack on WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. Owens started the attack with a headbutt; which busted Vince open the hard way (wasn't bladed), as well as a kick to the ribs, a superkick, and a Frog splash off of the top rope.

Scott Fishman of TV Insider and the Miami Herald posted an interesting tweet that could give some insight on how much Vince McMahon values Kevin Owens. Take a look at his tweet below:

In case you didn't know...

In the aftermath of the Montreal Screwjob in 1997, Vince decided he create the heel persona Mr. McMahon that famously feuded with Stone Cold Steve Austin in the Attitude Era.

From the moment Austin hit Vince with his first ever Stunner, McMahon didn't shy away from physicality, he welcomed it.

The heart of the matter...

When you look back at the feuds of Mr. McMahon, some of the all-time greats have been physically involved with the boss. In addition to Austin, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, and Hulk Hogan are some of the few names who have had their hands on Vince.

This was the crux of Fishman's tweet from last night. Kevin Owens joined a very rare club (thankfully not the Kiss My A** Club of Vince's); which speaks volumes to what the boss thinks of the job Owens has down with the WWE.

The fact that Vince allowed Owens to actually strike him so hard his forehead split open before falling to the mat, shows the faith Vince has in him.

Owens protected Vince within the safety of professional wrestling on the rest of Owens' attacks, but the headbutt took it to a completely different level.

What's next?

Fully expect Shane McMahon to appear on Smackdown Live next week to confront Owens after this brutal attack on his father.

The match between Shane and Owens is not until Hell In A Cell on October 8th; which gives plenty of time for this feud to escalate even higher.

Author's take...

WOW! That was an amazing end to Smackdown Live this week. First off, I have a lot of respect for a 72-year-old billionaire for taking the bumps he did last night.

Vince didn't have to do this at this stage of his time as WWE Chairman but realized the impact it was going to make.

I think Fishman is spot on with his assessment last night. The headbutt alone, for Vince to take that shot to further a story line shows how much faith he has in Owens to carry a program of this magnitude.

It was one of the best moments in the WWE this year. I can't wait to see where this goes!

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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