Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Live is reporting former NXT Champion and current WWE Superstar Kevin Owens has been dropped from the main event level to an “upper mid-card” position.
Owens is being compared to other WWE Superstars such as Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro and Rusev as far as card position, and is not being viewed on the level of “main eventers” such as United States Champion John Cena, Randy Orton or WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.
It was believed by many that Owens was to win the United States title from Cena at this past weekend’s WWE Battleground event, but it did not end up happening. Now that Cena seems to be scheduled to face Seth Rollins at Summerslam, it’s being said Owens’ removal from the storyline with Cena will be a “step down” for him. As of right now, there are no plans for Owens to be featured on the Summerslam card, but will get his NXT Championship rematch against new champion Finn Balor at the NXT Takeover event in Brooklyn the night before.