Kevin Owens confronted Braun Strowman

Kevin Owens confronted Braun Strowman

Last week, Kevin Owens… was not on Raw because Braun Strowman had thrown him off the top of a cage only one night earlier. But Owens returned this week, beaten and bruised, moments after Strowman reiterated his promise to cash in his Money in the Bank contract and become Universal Champion.

Still sporting the effects of Strowman’s attack, KO took The Monster Among Men to task for refusing his offer of friendship — Owens’ way of making his son happy, he said, and perhaps even allow his son to potentially become Tag Team Champions with The Gift of Destruction. A livid Owens vowed to take everything Mr. Monster in the Bank had, but he declined to fight him (he did technically win that Cage Match, after all), instead bringing “Constable” Baron Corbin out for some corporate backup.

Ever the cunning office politician, The Lone Wolf instead dispatched the newly peacenik Jinder Mahal in an attempt to bring The Gift of Destruction to a state of inner peace. It did not work. Strowman acknowledged his temper but didn't hesitate to give in to it, swapping Mahal’s mantra for his own — “Get These Hands” — before booting The Maharaja in the face and throwing Sunil Singh into him, finally obliterating Sunil with a Running Powerslam.

As it turns out, however, Owens wasn't done, and that bit about taking everything Strowman had wasn’t just an empty threat: The former Universal Champion went to Kurt Angle and Stephanie McMahon later in the night to demand a match against Strowman at SummerSlam with the stipulation that if Strowman lost in any fashion — disqualification, count-out, anything — Owens would win Braun's Money in the Bank contract. While Angle balked at the suggestion, Stephanie agreed.

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