Kevin Owens had one of the best stints of his entire career in WWE last year and plans to start this year on a high note. Moreover, before his huge clash for the Undisputed WWE Universal championship at the Royal Rumble, Owens has one last roadblock to tackle a day before the event.

WWE announced that Kevin Owens is set to battle The Enforcer of The Bloodline, Solo Sikoa on next week’s edition of SmackDown. The match comes just a day before Owens takes on Roman Reigns in a high-stakes championship showdown.

The Prize Fighter achieved one of the biggest milestones last year, by main-eventing WrestleMania 38 Night 1 against the legendary Stone Cold Steve Austin in his return match after 19 years. This was a dream come true, and his career is far from over.

There has been a long history between Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens for years now. However, this time, Owens has seen his former best friend Sami Zayn dragged into the mix along with an entire Bloodline faction to tackle.


Kevin Owens has been feuding with The Bloodline for months now while trying to persuade Sami Zayn to not be influenced by them. But Zayn has pledged his allegiance to Roman Reigns’ faction, being their “Honorary Uce.” You may check out the complete line-up planned for next week’s SmackDown in the space below.

Karrion Kross vs. Rey Mysterio

Banger Bros (Drew McIntyre & Sheamus) vs. Hit Row (Ashante Adonis & Top Dolla w/ B-Fab)

Legado Del Fantasma (Cruz Del Toro & Joaquin Wilde) vs. Imperium (Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci)

Kevin Owens vs. Solo Sikoa

It looks like Kevin Owens battling Solo Sikoa just a day before his clash with Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal title could prove to diminish his chances at dethroning the Tribal Chief. Tune in for the go-home edition of the Royal Rumble on January 27, 2023, live from Sames Auto Arena in Laredo, Texas.

Who is your pick for the match between Kevin Owens and Solo Sikoa? Sound off in the comments!

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