After their scuffle earlier in the evening, Kevin Owens battled Rowan with “The New” Daniel Bryan keeping a close eye on the match.
From his guest commentary seat, Bryan taunted Owens throughout the contest. Finally fed up with the verbal abuse, Owens lunged at Bryan and the two Fastlane opponents got into it at ringside. KO notched the better of the exchange, leaving Bryan floored, but Rowan would then ambush Owens, leading to KO receiving a 2-on-1 beatdown from Rowan and Bryan on the outside. The match was awarded to Owens via disqualification, but the damage he suffered far outweighed any triumph. However, reinforcements would arrive in the way of the returning Mustafa Ali, who surged into the fray and took down both Bryan and Rowan. “The Planet’s Champion” was able to briefly capitalize on the odds and respond to Ali, but that would only last so long, as Owens re-entered the skirmish and dropped the WWE Champion with a Stunner.
The WWE Universe soon began to wonder: If Owens hit that same move on Sunday, would he be crowned the new WWE Champion?