Elias and Kevin Owens managed to get the hottest heel heat of the last decade during their segment on Monday’s Raw from Seattle. Elias and Owens are two of Raw’s top heels on the mic (and in the ring) so it’s not a huge surprise that their combined effort would yield a strong reaction. But the intense vitriol with which the crowd responded to Elias’ dig at an NBA team playing in Seattle not making any sense was nothing short of spectacular.
Not only did the good people of Seattle not take kindly to a dig at their beloved and long gone SuperSonics, but former members of the Sonics were made aware of the jab and decided they might have to take matters into their own hands. Detlef Schrempf, who was mentioned by Renee Young on the broadcast, and Brent Barry responded on Twitter and decided they may have to issue a challenge to Elias and KO.
Now, this seems like a couple of guys having fun on Twitter, but WWE is never one to turn down some celebrity cameos, so I wouldn’t put it past them to try and get Schrempf and Barry on the show the next time they swing through Seattle for some kind of showdown. A three-point contest would be especially hilarious, because I, for one, would love to watch Kevin Owens hoist jumpers.