Kevin Owens: WWE Superstar criticizes the Wild Card Rule. He says that it is loosely defined and loosely enforced.
Kevin Owens recently opened up on his thoughts about the Wild Card rule established by WWE. The rule allows 4 stars each from either brand to traverse to the other. It has been reported that the rule was made out of mounting pressure from their television networks.
Both Fox and NBC wanted the top stars to feature on Raw and SmackDown every week. However, the decision has come under severe criticism from fans. They believe that it diminishes the Brand split and are of the opinion that the rule should be done away with.
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Owens told Brian Fitz from The Sporting News that the rule was made to create a sense of unpredictability over both shows and he believes that it has achieved what it set out to do.
“I guess the whole point of the wild-card rule is to add a sense of unpredictability to all the shows. And I guess it definitely has achieved that because you never know who is going to show up where,” he said.
However, like many fans have done before, Owens criticized the rule for not following its own 4 star per show guideline.
“The wild-card rule itself was very loosely defined when it was first announced. And it’s been loosely enforced since it’s been announced. I guess it was supposed to be four guys at first and now, really. 10 guys show up one night, three guys show up the next night, whatever.”
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Owens himself has appeared on several Raw episodes despite being a SmackDown guy. The former Universal Champion however said that he doesn’t mind featuring on both. He said that he’d rather work both shows than have Monday’s off.
“It’s just kind of what you have to do because and, to be fair, I would prefer being on “Raw” and “SmackDown” both just because if I’m not on “Raw” that week, I’m on the road and not working. Any day I’m away from home, I’d rather be working because spending time away from my family to do nothing is not something that jives well with me.”
While the Wild card may have worked for Kevin. The many superstars who have now been pushed further below will certainly disagree with him.
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