Kevin Owens Says WWE Backlash Match Was Extra Special

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Kevin Owens may have been on the losing end at WWE Backlash France, but the veteran wrestler says it was an extra special match for one reason.

In the opening match at WWE Backlash in Lyon, France, the team of Kevin Owens and Randy Orton lost to The Bloodline’s Solo Sikoa & newcomer Tama Tonga.

Those four men had a chaotic Street Fight that was praised heavily by WWE fans worldwide and critics alike. The match was rated 4.75* by the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer, which means it was nearly a coveted five-star match.

It was a match that had a controversial finish because while it looked like Owens & Orton might win, The Bloodline got some help from a debuting Tanga Loa, who is Tama Tonga’s brother and also somebody who used to be known as Camacho in WWE. Thanks to Loa pulling the referee out of the ring during a pin attempt, The Bloodline was able to come back and get the win.

While Owens was likely frustrated about the loss, he told WWE’s The Bump that he had the best partner possible to fight with him.

“If I’m going to team with anybody against those guys, Randy Orton’s the best pick I can think of. And…beyond the fact that I need somebody like Randy to be in a match against those guys, just getting to team with Randy at all is something so amazing to me, the chance I have to get to have him as my partner for anything. So that made Saturday extra special.”

How Much Time Is There Left On Kevin Owens’ WWE Contract?

Kevin Owens, who turned 40 years old over the last week, recently revealed that his WWE contract is set to expire in about nine months. Owens hasn’t indicated that he plans to leave after spending the last decade in WWE, but the longer he goes without a contract extension, the more speculation there will be about his future.

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