WWE SmackDown: 3 possible finishes for Kevin Owens vs. The Fiend

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Kevin Owens and the Fiend will clash on the special draft episode of WWE SmackDown next week. Here’s how the match could end.

All Kevin Owens wanted was some answers. He appeared on the Oct. 2 episode of WWE SmackDown to interview Alexa Bliss on a special edition of the Kevin Owens Show, believing he would be able to glean some valuable insight into Aleister Black’s character by interviewing Bliss.

Instead, Owens was attacked by the Fiend, who used the Mandible Claw on the Prizefighter. Now, the two men will have a match on the Oct. 9 draft day episode of the Blue Brand. Here are three ways the match could end.

Alexa Bliss causes another disqualification on WWE SmackDown

We saw Alexa Bliss get disqualified in her most recent match against Lacey Evans after completely losing it, fully possessed by the Fiend. She is now brainwashed, by her own admission, and is doing the Fiend’s bidding.

I’m not sure the Fiend even cares to have an actual match against Owens. He just wants to send a message that he’s stronger than ever despite losing the Universal Title to Roman Reigns at Payback, and Bliss has become the reason for his power and confidence.

Bliss can attack Owens with a weapon and enable the Fiend to unleash a seriously uncomfortable attack on the Raw superstar.

The Fiend beats Kevin Owens on next week’s WWE SmackDown with the Mandible Claw

Kevin Owens has almost no chance of winning this match. He is one of WWE’s best competitors and a former Universal Champion in his own right, but he seems to be no match for the Fiend. Owens is having a good year in the ring, with a WrestleMania victory over the dominant Seth Rollins being a highlight for him.

But Owens is in for a rough Friday night next week. He’s already had a taste of the Mandible Claw, and it would be fitting for him to get pulled down below the ring via another Mandible Claw, ready for a storyline wherein he fights the Fiend converting him back to the evil side of himself that he has long tried to put behind him fully.

Kevin Owens gets himself disqualified out of desperation

Let me explain this one. Kevin Owens is a Prizefighter. Even as a heel, he would not duck any matches. Ever. He has so much pride that you’ll often see him biting his own hand to avoid tapping out whenever he’s locked into a particularly gruesome submission hold.

But against the Fiend, it’s all about self-preservation. Facing “him” is unlike anything else in WWE. As Owens is close to getting put in the Mandible Claw or being completely obliterated by a weapon, he’ll use a weapon of his own to preserve his own health.

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It’s an extreme measure for Owens, but facing the Fiend, especially right now with Halloween coming up and the loss of the Universal Title fresh in the monster’s mind, is an extreme circumstance.