Kevin Owens returned “home” to NXT last night and was unveiled as the fourth member of Team Ciampa for the WarGames match against The Undisputed Era.
Owens wasn’t originally introduced with the rest and after the clock ran down for the final member to enter the match, no music hit, leaving the impression that this would be a four-on-three match. But after a delay of a few more seconds, his theme song hit and the crowd blew the roof off the Allstate Arena.
Sporting his old KO NXT t-shirt, the former NXT and Universal champion marched down and beat up on The Undisputed Era as Mauro Ranallo screamed, “Holy bleep! Holy bleep!” Earlier this week on Raw, The Undisputed Era attacked Owens as Triple H tried to recruit him back to NXT.
A few months ago, Owens tweeted “14-24-20” which was quickly decoded with each number representing a letter of the alphabet – NXT. Owens did the same tweet again yesterday after Takeover but this time adding his KO logo that was used throughout his NXT run.
Owens is part of Team Raw tonight at the Survivor Series and it’s not clear at this point if he will be returning to the brand full-time like Finn Balor, although his tweet clearly suggests where his future will be.
Triple H hinted on Wednesday that the fourth member will be “epic” and one that fans will certainly like. And he wasn’t wrong.