WWE legend Booker T has praised Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn and believes both will thrive this year.
Owens and Zayn had a high-profile feud during this year’s WrestleMania show. KO headlined Night 1 of WrestleMania 38, facing the returning Stone Cold Steve Austin, while the former El Generico had an entertaining match with actor Johnny Knoxville.
In the recent Hall of Fame show, Booker T named Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn as two superstars who recently “stepped up” in WWE:
“I’m looking for the talent in the guy more than anything, I’m looking for the hidden talents, stuff you can smell but you can see. You look at a guy like Kevin Owens, and I’m like, ‘Man, this guy, he’s evolving .’ He’s evolving in terms of talent – and right now he’s doing character stuff with Ezekiel, he’s dated Stone Cold Steve Austin.”
The former world champion added:
“I feel like he’s the guy that’s going to be able to be put in a position and you’re going to be able to count on him to go out there and deliver no matter where you put him. He can be one of these guys who aren’t always working at the top echelon of the card, but he’s going to be a guy that you can put there and you’re going to be able to trust that guy.” [From 56:00 to 56:50]
Booker T also praised Sami Zayn for his screenplay with Johnny Knoxville. The WWE Hall of Famer thinks Zayn and Owens are capable of “shifting gears” and reckons both will have a good year in the company:
“I watch guys changing gears from different angles and those are the two guys (Owens and Zayn) that I see really doing a good job this year.” [57:20 to 57:31]
Kevin Owens is currently feuding with Ezekial on WWE RAW
After his historic match against Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania, Owens began a feud with Ezekiel, the superstar formerly known as Elias.
In the script, Owens struggled to believe that Ezekiel isn’t Elias and the two will be in a lie detector test segment next week.
The former Universal Champion had one match since WrestleMania, which was against Cody Rhodes in a post-RAW dark match.
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