The San Antonio Express-News recently interviewed WWE superstar Kevin Owens to promote the upcoming Royal Rumble event this Saturday. He discussed a number of topics, including his upcoming championship match with Roman Reigns, Sami Zayn, Stephanie McMahon and more.
Below are some highlights from the interview:
On his championship match with Roman Reigns:
“I don’t know if I expected it (to come full circle), but I certainly hoped it would,” said Owens, whose real name is Kevin Steen. “Because when our whole feud started, we were doing it through the pandemic in empty buildings. So it’s gonna be nice to have at least one match in front of an actual crowd, considering we had some of our best matches against each other with nobody in the arena.”
On Sami Zayn:
“(His success) is no surprise to me. I’ve known how good (Zayn) was and how special of a talent he is for 20 years now,” Owens said. “It just took a while for him to get into a situation where he can showcase just how good he is to the world.”
“I think wrestling changed a long time ago,” Owens said. “And I think at this point, it’s really all about how good you are and if you can get people to care about you.
“I’ve watched wrestling since I was 11 years old, and I never cared how the wrestlers look…. If you can go in the ring and you can tell good stories and make people care, that’s what truly matters, and that’s what always should matter, in my opinion.”
On Stephanie McMahon and her departure from the company:
“(Stephanie) has been nothing but amazing to me my entire time here. And I was so happy to see her more at the shows and get to be around her and get to work for her,” Owens said. “Everybody’s also kind of happy that she gets to take this time for herself.”
They also discuss the potential sale of the company, how he feels about being in WWE, and more.
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