Kevin Owens called out Roman Reigns after his match against Jey Uso on last week’s edition of SmackDown, seemingly setting up a feud between the two WWE Superstars. Fightful Select has more details on the angle and how it was perceived backstage.
There was a lot of positive reaction to the segment, with Reigns continuing to receive high praise for how he’s performed in his angles since he returned at SummerSlam.
Roman Reigns wasn’t the only one that those within WWE were pleased with on SmackDown, as several sources were impressed with Owens’ ability to match Reigns in terms of their promos. It was also pointed out that Owens was able to do that despite having very little creative direction for months on WWE television. WWE has hyped a segment with Reigns responding to Owens for tonight’s edition of SmackDown.