As seen on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW, Kevin Owens decided to troll fans in a big way by impersonating Steve Austin. He kicked off the show by coming out to Austin’s theme music, wearing Austin’s iconic “Austin 3:16” shirt, on top of a bald cap, cut-off jeans and knee braces

He then used Austin’s catchphrases, including “Gimme a hell yeah!” and “What?” before talking about how he plans to embarrass The Texas Rattlesnake at WrestleMania 38. Owens did a lot more things, including a beer bath with one of the camera crew to end his segment.

The segment was given a lot of props, with even Mick Foley showering praise on Kevin Owens. However, it seems not everyone necessarily liked the segment in the same way.

AEW announcer Taz took to Twitter and uploaded a video of Don Callis making his entrance on the Revolution Buy-In to Kenny Omega’s entrance theme. MJF also did the exact same thing with CM Punk at Revolution which allowed Punk an opportunity to use his ROH song. Taz seemingly criticized WWE for copying AEW with the Kevin Owens segment.

I’ll be that guy…couple weeks ago at #AEWRevolution – @KennyOmegamanX @TheDonCallis

A fan would then point out to Taz that WWE has done things similar to this long before AEW was even a thing, Taz had an appropriate response for the fan.

And Chris Candido came out dressed like me to my music and that was probably mid 90s… obviously it’s not nothing new, but it was just done so recently. I would expect more from a company with 76,000 writers. 

The Steve Austin and Kevin Owens segment is set to main event WrestleMania 38 Night 1 as well. Austin is also said to be in incredible shape ahead of their segment. We’ll have to see how successful the segment will turn out to be.

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