The doc goes into this a bit but I’m not sure the reasoning makes much sense. They said Vince was moving into a more character based era of wrestling. But that isn’t true. In fact they were doing the opposite and they even played the Vince clip where he tells the audience that he won’t insult the intelligence of its audience moving forward. They do speak about creative not having any ideas what to do with Owen and that creative eventually landed on going back to that character because the program was more character based vs in ring action. Jericho at the end made a really interesting point that a year later Owen likely would’ve been pushed to the top of the card because WWE was moving away from this era and guys like Guerrero, Edge, Christian, Jericho and Benoit were taking center stage and he could’ve worked with them.