Recently, former WWE writer Vince Russo doubted whether Kevin Owens’ accomplishments were good enough for a possible WWE Hall of Fame berth following his retirement from active wrestling.
Kevin Owens has endured numerous start-stop pushes throughout the years. He was extremely good in NXT but has failed to capitalise on the opportunities he has got on the main roster.
He was handed a relatively long Universal Championship run in 2016-17 lasting 188 days but it was a lackluster one. He never looked credible to be a World Champion in WWE.
Many people believe that if not for Chris Jericho with his List Of Jericho gimmick, KO’s run as the Universal Champion would have been one of the worst reigns ever.
He has also been criticized by Dutch Mantell for not working out and getting into shape. Mantell even compared him to a cab driver a few days ago.
Fortunately, his failure to capitalise on opportunities didn’t affect him because he was still seen as a huge star by his loyal fanbase, that supported him right from his days in independent circuit.
Due to his ongoing war with The Bloodline, Owens’ appeal is probably at its highest point right now. He would be looking for a shot at the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
Russo brought into question if KO should really be honored into the WWE Hall of Fame after his retirement simply owing to his long tenure in Indie circuit.
He said this on Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Writing with Russo. Russo used baseball players as an illustration, arguing that they wouldn’t automatically be inducted into the Hall of Fame merely because they participated for a number of seasons in the “minor leagues.”
Vince Russo thought Kevin Owens was a “good little hand,” but he wondered if that warranted him the Hall of Fame.
“Also, let’s be clear, brother. I ask you, why would Kevin Owens ever be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame? Because he had a lengthy minor league [ Independent Circuit referred ] career?” questioned Russo.
“Consider that, buddy. Will a baseball player who spent major part of his career in the minor leagues be inducted into the Hall of Fame? Same thing, dude.” he added.