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Singles match for the Money in the Bank contract

Kevin Owens vs. Braun Strowman

Strowman’s been a raving, rampaging madman for a long time. Leave it to KO to finally use that to his advantage.

The Road to SummerSlam

You know, there are some moments in life that can make you change course. I’d have to imagine getting thrown off a steel cage and through a table would be one of said moments.

It’s been a running joke for months. The Canadian was terrified of Strowman. He’d attempt something sneaky or sly, and Braun would come crashing through all his machinations and planning. There was a flipped rental car, an unfortunate portable toilet incident, and a littany of running shoulder tackles at ringside.

At Extreme Rules, Owens was annihilated – but victorious. After taking a week off to rehabilitate from his injuries, Kevin seemingly snapped. His hatred of Strowman and desire for vengeance has overpowered his fear. Citing his children, KO vowed that he would make Braun pay.

Using his villainous connections, Owens was rewarded an opportunity to win Strowman’s Universal Championship opportunity. All he has to do is defeat the Monster Among Men at SummerSlam.

The kicker? It doesn’t matter how it happens. As long as KO can trick or connive his way into a victory, he can steal what Mr. Monster in the Bank has.

This is probably the first time Strowman’s looked vulnerable in his entire WWE stint. Hubris – deservedly earned hubris, to be fair - is his weakness, and Owens has shown in the past few weeks that he’s a master at making Braun lose control.

What’s at stake?

What’s at stake is a chance to walk out of SummerSlam as Universal Champion. Pretty big stakes, that.

From Strowman’s perspective, he’s earned this opportunity and management is trying to steal it from him. No matter if he wins or loses, he’s made a new enemy in all of this. If he loses, however, he’s back to square one, trying to work himself up to another Universal Championship opportunity.

For Owens, this is about reclaiming his position and reputation just as much as it’s about the briefcase. KO has called himself a prizefighter and has made his living by outsmarting and manipulating his opponents. If he can’t use his strengths to defeat the monster, what else can he do?

There’s a lot going on with this feud and I could see it going either way. That’s great! Who you got, Cageside?

Poll

Who will win?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Braun Strowman
    (142 votes)
  • 46%
    Kevin Owens
    (123 votes)
265 votes total Vote Now

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