Kevin Owens will be a WWE Superstar for a long time to come. The former Universal champion signed a multi-year renewal of his contract last December. In an interview with ESPN, Kevin Owens then talked about the reasons that led him to this decision.
WWE played a teaser video promoting Kevin Owens' return to the brand next week, where it was clear that the company was looking to forget his recent months spent languishing in the mid-card on SmackDown.
Latest update on Kevin Owens
On his renewal with WWE: "Honestly, a key part was Vince McMahon.
He made it clear to me that he wanted me to stay. And, you know, I've been in WWE for seven years at this point ... I have a lot of friends all over in wrestling, but there's a whole part of WWE that people don't get to see, whether it's the production team, the camera crew, the stage managers, the creative team and all these people here.
very special and you know, they're part of my family. My extended family now. My professional family, if you want to call it that. So, those were all factors that led me, you know, to stay there, because Vince made it clear that he wanted to.
I feel like I'm in my house with all those other people that, you know, if I hadn't been there, I wouldn't have been able to see. I wasn't going to do that then. That's really all there is to know on this question"
The Prizefighter is approaching ten years of Vince McMahon's federation. During his WWE tenure, Owens racked up several titles and even scored a few wins at Wrestlemania. Despite the headlines and fan popularity, Kevin Owens said his favorite WWE moment was his first day in the federation: “What always comes to mind is my first match at NXT.
And it's funny when I say that because people would expect, 'Oh, it must be one of the WrestleMania moments or when you've won, you know, the universal title.' All of those moments are incredible, but my first fight at NXT was my first fight in WWE as far as I'm concerned and that was the best of my career.
Those 15 years of dreams and hard work to achieve that goal." Kevin Owens and Stone Cold Steve Austin are reportedly expected to compete on the first night of WrestleMania 38 this Saturday night. On May 18th, 2015, Kevin Owens made his surprise debut on the main roster, where he could dominate the brand even though he was the NXT Champion. At the time, Owens was seen as The Prizefighter and only cared about adding gold to his collection.