Kevin Owens and Aleister Black will write the next chapter in their rivalry on WWE Raw’s draft day. Here’s how the match could finish.
On Friday Night SmackDown, which was the first night of the 2020 WWE Draft, Kevin Owens lost to the Fiend in a one-on-one match. The Fiend won by slamming Owens to the mat, pinning him in one fell swoop after getting the Mandible Claw in. Now on WWE Raw, the second night of the draft, Owens will have a chance to get a win back against a different opponent, Aleister Black.
The Mercurial One has completely changed his character, even getting a new theme song. This character change started when Black turned heel on Owens during an episode of the Kevin Owens Show. And Owens’ current rivalry with the Fiend, which could take place on Raw if the Fiend moves to the Red Brand as is expected, began when Owens went on SmackDown to interview. Alexa Bliss to try and gain insight on Black’s shift in character.
Owens and Black may be ending their rivalry soon, and this No Disqualification match booked for the Oct. 12 episode of WWE Raw could be the decisive match between them before both men move on.
Here are three possible finishes.
Kevin Owens defeats Aleister Black on WWE Raw with the Stunner
It would make sense for Kevin Owens to win this match, considering he recently lost to the Fiend and would do well to get a high-profile win back on the second night of the draft. Owens doesn’t win as many matches as someone of his stature should, and he hasn’t been in the title picture despite being an important babyface on WWE Raw.
That said, I’m not sure how many people want to see Aleister Black lose a big match in his first feud, even if it is against Owens. If he does lose this match, he’s not “ruined” by any means, and the fallout could further add to his angst.
Aleister Black gets the clean win on WWE Raw with the Black Mass
There’s no better way to put over Aleister Black as a heel than to have him pin Kevin Owens, who defeated Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 36 and was the second Universal Champion, without any sort of distraction in a No Disqualification on a big episode of Raw.
The Black Mass has been one of WWE’s best finishers since Aleister surfaced in NXT, serving him well as an NXT Champion and as a previously undefeated competitor on Monday nights. Aleister has what it takes to be a future world champion and big star in WWE, so beating Owens cleanly isn’t out of the question.
A concern with this outcome? Owens losing a big match and momentum heading into an even bigger rivalry with two-time Universal Champion Bray Wyatt.
Alexa Bliss costs Kevin Owens, so Aleister Black wins this WWE Raw match
WWE has caused disqualifications during No DQ matches before. I mean, just ask the Fiend…
But I can’t see any sort of disqualification finish happening on Monday night. Well, OK, fine, I can technically see anything happen in WWE, but I’m banking on it not happening.
They can still protect Kevin Owens, further the feud between Owens and Wyatt, and give Aleister Black a crucial win on his path to forging a new chapter and character, perhaps even on a new show in SmackDown.
The Fiend could very well interfere, but I think it’s more interesting if Alexa Bliss makes her presence felt again. She adds so much to the Fiend and any storyline she’s involved in. I think it’s only a matter of time before she enters the Raw Women’s Title picture, assuming she and Wyatt both switch brands on Monday night, but I also think she will continue to help the Fiend as much as possible.