Kevin Owens official made his return to WWE SmackDown and the Canadian wrestler was immediately infused into the title picture. Originally, it was Kofi Kingson of the New Day who was scheduled to get a shot at Daniel Bryan's heavyweight title before Vince McMahon altered the script.

Kingston and Bryan were about to officially sign the contract of their match for WWE Fastlane during the Feb. 26 edition of WWE SmackDown before the sudden turn of events. Owens was selected to take the place of the Dreadlocked Dynamo. The whole thing did not sit well with him and his New Day buddies, Big E and Xavier Woods, reported.

Eventually, Kingston and Owens found themselves teaming up in tag team action against Bryan and Rowan. The unusual pairing produced a victory with KO using a familiar finishing move that most would associate to Stonecold Steve Austin.

The return of Owens to action has long been rumored to be as a face wrestler. Seeing how Bryan has become a heel character, KO's persona may not be entirely as a babyface. It does rank along the lines of the Rattlesnake during his prime and the finisher could be a sign of things to come.

Owens admits being a big fan of Austin. In fact, he even asked the WWE legend for some tips back in 2015. As far as using the stunner finishing move, this is not the first time that he has done so. He did use it back in 2017 against Roman Reigns although most may have not noticed it, Cageside Seats reported.

It seems he has been working on perfecting the stunner and his recent execution was perfectly timed. Owens would later on post on Twitter telling Austin that he had finally figured it out.

Looking ahead, it will be interesting how this storyline will pan out. Kingston is not totally out of the picture - meaning something interesting could happen on WWE SmackDown next week. If nothing develops, it could go down at WWE Fastlane set for Mar. 10 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. And from the looks of it, a title-change may not be happening just yet.

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Kevin Owens makes his return to the WWE and will get a title shot at WWE Fastlane next month. Kevin Owens celebrates his victory over Cesaro at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. Getty Images/JP Yim

There is also the Triple-Threat angle. The WWE heavyweight title clash could be changed from a straight one-on-one duel to that, adding more mayhem for the WWE SmackDown heavyweight title. Should there be no title-change happening next month, all that could be saved for Wrestlemania 35 slated for Apr. 7 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.