Now locked in to challenge “The New” Daniel Bryan for the WWE Title, Kevin Owens aimed to get some momentum rolling as he teamed with the man he replaced at WWE Fastlane, Kofi Kingston, in his return bout against Bryan and Rowan.
KO showed that he had no ring rust whatsoever, appearing as agile and tough as ever, but Bryan and Rowan found success when they isolated Kingston and kept Owens out of the contest. However, once Kofi survived the LeBell Lock, he mustered enough energy to make the tag to the fresh Owens, who unloaded on Bryan and Rowan. In the pivotal moments, Owens avoided Rowan’s dreaded Claw and connected with his signature Pop-up Powerbomb, but the WWE Champion somehow kicked out at two. Owens attempted to go high-risk, but Rowan stopped Bryan’s next challenger and threw him over the announcer’s table. The Dreadlocked Dynamo evened the score though, taking out Rowan with a spectacular dive, and KO pinned the WWE Champion after hitting Bryan with a Stunner.
After the contest, Kingston kept it professional with Owens, but it was clear that it wasn’t all love between the two after the unbelievable night that was.