Freddie Prinze Jr. Thinks Top WWE Star 'Is Back' Following Vince McMahon Stepping Down

After months of being driven mad by Elias' brother Ezekiel, Kevin Owens seemed to find his groove again two weeks ago on "WWE Raw", when he demolished his rival in short order. And no one was happier to see Owens' return to form that than actor-turned-former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr.

In the latest episode of "Wrestling With Freddie," Prinze Jr. made a bold declaration regarding Owens going forward.

"Kevin Owens is going to be the main face or heel, I don't care, on 'Monday Night Raw,' whether anyone likes it or not," Prinze Jr. said. "I saw video of him at a house show with Roman Reigns, and he's holding Roman Reigns in a chinlock on the ground, talking trash to a fan. A fan is talking trash to him, so he goes in on the fan and starts talking about how much money he makes per week, compared to how much this man heckling him is making. And he does it in this way that's just obnoxious enough that you know 'Hey man, he's doing the heel.' He's not this insecure prick who's breaking character and getting upset with the fan."

'I would put him on both shows'

It's been some time since Owens was treated as one of WWE's biggest stars — if he ever truly was. In his most recent "Raw" promo, Owens referenced the fact that he hadn't held a championship in five years, and while he main-evented WrestleMania 38 this past April, he also lost to a 57-year-old "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in Austin's first match in two decades, and hasn't wrestled much since. Prinze Jr., however, believes that "Raw" — and possibly also "WWE SmackDown" — is finally about to become the Kevin Owens Show.

"This is a guy that will make you watch," Prinze Jr. said. "When he came up to 'Monday Night Raw', annihilated John Cena, did his own finisher to him, and did the 'You can't see me', I was like 'Oh god. They figured it out. Wrestling's going to be great again.' And then Vince was like 'Nope. That guy's not buff. That's over.' And now I feel like it's coming back, ten years later ... Kevin Owens is back."

Prinze Jr. went on to compare Owens to AEW star MJF, saying people will change the channel to watch him.

"I would put him on both shows if you could," he said. "I think he's cash money."

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