In addition to busting up the Chairman’s skull with a headbutt (devastatingly not listed on our Vegas odds post, smh), Tuesday night’s main event Smackdown Live segment between Vince McMahon and Kevin Owens also busted social media wide open. Fans and insiders alike could not stop talking about the shocking, violent end of the episode that culminated in Owens mercilessly attacking a brutalizing a 70-year-old man in ways that even Vince McMahon hasn’t experienced before.
The highest of praise came from a man who knows something about making money in this business, Hulk Hogan. The Hulkster also knows something about signing the bottom of your tweets like you operate a shared business account in 2008, but we’re here for Kevin’s big moment, not to dog an old man on social media.
According to the Real American, Shane just needs to put the “icing on the cake” and then Owens is “money forever.” I don’t know how much more icing Shane can afford to cough up considering the man unloaded all the icing in Arlington at WrestleMania 32.
But maybe the Smackdown commissioner has something else up his sleeve. Is a Mankind-style toss from the top of the Cell in the works? Something … bigger? What does Hogan consider to be icing? The McMahon’s know a lot about heightening (Exhibit 995: Vince McMahon leaning into that head butt last night) so let the speculation begin.
Are we heading towards Kevin Owens vs. HHH in New Orleans? Is Kevin Owens the (new) new Stone Cold? If Kevin Owens really reaches “money forever” status, are we all ready to convert our life savings to KO Coins and move to Canada?
By the way, this isn’t the first time “HH” has praised the longest reigning Universal Champion in history:
I’m very much looking forward to where this angle goes next. Hulk Hogan’s social media affectation only makes it that much (2) sweeter.