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Kevin Owens Very Proud of his Vince McMahon Segment

Posted By James Walsh on 10/07/17

ESPN recently interviewed WWE Superstar Kevin Owens ahead of this weekendís Hell in a Cell. Owens is set to face Shane McMahon in a Hell in a Cell match at the show. Below are some highlights.

Kevin Owens on working with Vince McMahon and how proud he was of that moment: ďThereís a lot of things in my WWE career Iím very proud of, things I accomplished that not many people get to live out in their careers. Iíve done it in a relatively short period of time, so thatís really cool. But being in the ring with Vince McMahon and the ensuing situation there was definitely at the top of the list of things Iíll look back on when Iím older and Iím not wrestling anymore. When I was 11 years old, I started watching WWE. Heís been the figurehead of this company. Heís been the man behind the thing I was obsessed with for years and years and years.Ē

Kevin Owens on getting mixed reactions from the fans: ďWhether itís one way or another or a mix of both, I feel like those kinds of reactions are the most interesting. The kind of reactions Roman Reigns elicits. The kind of reactions John Cena elicits. Theyíre the strongest because you can almost have crowds competing with themselves. People cheering íem, people booing íem, people trying to be heard louder than the people next to them.That creates for this really special atmosphere. Thatís what Iím striving to, thatís what Iím hoping to get one day. Iím well-aware that no matter how big of a jerk I am, some people will cheer me, and no matter what I do, some people will boo me, and thatís fine. I just need to elicit emotion. Thatís all I care about.Ē

His thoughts on being a top guy even if heís not the champion: ďI used to say that even on the independent scene, I remember a specific incident where one particular wrestler was really worried about being world champion. Itís the company that I used to wrestle for on the independent scene, and I remember telling him that it didnít matter who the champion was because no matter how many times he became champion, Iíd always be the top guy [there]. I feel like thatís true in WWE as well. Not that Iím the top guy, but Iím saying I donít necessarily think the WWE champion, or the Universal champion, or any kind of champion, equates to being the top guy in WWE. I think thatís determined by performances and attitude. Consistency is very important. Obviously, being WWE Champion, or a Universal Champion, is as big as it gets as far as winning titles goes. And that goes a long way to helping somebody become top guy, be viewed as top guy, but I do think that thereís a difference between being a champion and being a top guy, for sure. I obviously value being a top guy more than being a champion, but one helps the other; they kind of come hand in hand.Ē