Let’s start with an opponent who isn’t as obvious but qualifies as a top-notch babyface. We’ve seen Randy Orton and Kevin Owens wrestle each other before, including this year, and they’ve interacted at other times, too. It’s obvious that two world champions of Owens’ and Orton’s quality will have crossed paths over the last five years in WWE.
But Orton and Owens have never had a full-blown rivalry, certainly not with KO as a loveable, everyman babyface.
KO has been exceptional on WWE Raw lately, and he honestly deserves as much praise as Orton, who has soaked plenty of plaudits from wrestling fans for his current heel run. The Owens vs. Seth Rollins rivalry at WrestleMania 36 was exceptional, but WWE have yet to capitalize on the momentum KO is gaining, even from his first WrestleMania moment.
The only issue with this feud is that Owens would probably lose, since WWE are building up Orton for a championship program, which could even be the story on Monday nights during WrestleMania season.
But in terms of pure quality, there are only a couple of feuds that could top Orton vs. Owens among the possible men’s rivalries on Monday nights. The match itself at SummerSlam could even approach classic territory.