WWE News: Kevin Owens praises Tye Dillinger
The Perfect Ten won over The Prize Fighter after his performance at Takeover: Toronto
Kevin Owens took to twitter to praise The Perfect Ten Tye Dillinger (and the Revival vs #DiY match at Takeover: Toronto)
While the current Universal Champion Kevin Owens was well received by the fans during Survivor series, Tye Dillinger won over the Toronto crowd in his own way.
It was well predicted that he would be over with the crowd since it was his home country, but for the next 3 nights (and even on Smackdown Live in Ottowa to an extent) the crowd chanted “Ten” for any count that was made. He is already among the most popular talent in NXT, behind only the likes of Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode, and Samoa Joe.
Also read: 5 things you should know about Tye Dillinger
Prior to NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, Dillinger was still extremely over with the audience, but he was used more as an enhancement talent. It is likely that the WWE decided to start using his popularity and got momentum behind him.
It was then clear that Dillinger was the one talent who just needed to be heated up for a few months and he would be ready for a big time feud. Bobby Roode can be considered as Dillinger’s first big-time feud in NXT. Here’s a video containing some highlights of their match at NXT TakeOver: Toronto:
Dillinger may have lost the match, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the momentum will leave his side. It is all about how he is booked and treated post-Toronto.
There is another Takeover special coming up in San Antonio the night before the Royal Rumble, so Dillinger can have an important place on the card. It wouldn’t be surprising if Dillinger and Roode continued their feud, as there are less than two months remaining for NXT TakeOver: San Antonio.
While two months would be enough time to build feuds on the main roster, NXT has a weekly one-hour show, making it harder to do so.
However, the fact of the matter is, the Dillinger feud was also a step for Bobby Roode to get elevated to the next level. It is only a matter of time before he enters the NXT Championship picture, and it will all be dependent on who out of Samoa Joe or Shinsuke Nakamura is the champion by then.
If Nakamura regains the championship, then Roode will very likely begin feuding with him sometime early next year. If Joe remains champion, it is a good opportunity for Dillinger to finally enter the title picture as well.
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