Another week, another canny demonstration by Kevin Owens of how he might just use Braun Strowman’s furious tunnel vision to steal the Money in the Bank contract in two weeks. Much like last Monday, Owens did so by propelling Jinder Mahal to a win over The Monster Among Men via the kind of technicality that could cost the Monster his money at SummerSlam if he lets Owens get in his head.
Owens was certainly in Strowman’s head tonight, goading him into a rematch with Mahal during a frantic, one-sided interview with The Modern Day Maharaja on the renewal of “The Kevin Owens Show.” Strowman accepted by tipping the entire set over with his bare (these) hands, and Mahal was understandably hesitant to throw down with Strowman a second time. But KO quickly distracted The Gift of Destruction by seizing the briefcase at ringside, leading him on a chase up the ramp. When Mahal pursued, Strowman plowed The Maharaja in the gut with the Halliburton, getting himself disqualified.
The Monster Among Men caught up to Mahal at ringside, though Sunil Singh willingly took a big boot from Strowman to allow The Maharaja to escape. Few could doubt Strowman’s ferocity by the end of the evening, though it’s becoming clearer and clearer that his path to victory at SummerSlam will depend more and more on whether he can keep it in check.