WWE News: Kevin Owens legitimately 'angry' after draft; company refusing to post interview footage
Kevin Owens was chosen by RAW as the 13th overall pick in the third round of the draft, behind Superstars including Drew McIntyre (#5), Ricochet (#8), Bobby Lashley (#10) and Lacey Evans (#12).
The former Universal Champion simply tweeted “Round 3” shortly after SmackDown, and he has now elaborated on that tweet by revealing that WWE is refusing to post footage of an “angry” and “honest” interview that he gave following the show.
Kevin Owens’ WWE career in 2019
After returning from double knee surgery in February 2019, Kevin Owens was reportedly set to challenge Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35.
However, due to the sudden rise in Kofi Kingston’s popularity, Owens was involved in a Triple Threat title match at the Fastlane pay-per-view in March instead, while Kingston went on to face Bryan at WrestleMania in April.
Owens, meanwhile, was left off the ‘Mania card entirely and watched the event at home with his family.
The three-time United States Champion then briefly feuded with Kingston before getting involved in a lengthy rivalry with Shane McMahon, which culminated with him ending McMahon’s WWE career in a ladder match on the October 4 episode of SmackDown.
Although Owens did not appear on the draft episode of SmackDown on October 11, he did feature in a post-show segment with Randy Orton. The two men were originally due to face each other in a one-on-one match but they ended up joining forces to fight off an attack from four 205 Live Superstars.