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Kevin Owens reveals why WWE didn't allow him to use the Stunner at first

  • Owens revealed WWE did not allow him to use Stone Cold Steve Austin's finisher at first.
Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:13 IST

Kevin Owens using the Stunner on Shane McMahon
Kevin Owens using the Stunner on Shane McMahon

Former Universal Champion Kevin Owens is one of the most popular Superstars on the WWE roster, and his popularity soared after he brought back a popular finisher. The Prizefighter adopted Stone Cold Steve Austin's legendary Stunner finisher, which has gone down well with the fans.

While speaking to Corey Graves in the After The Bell podcast, Owens revealed why he was initially not allowed to use the finisher despite getting the approval from Austin himself.

He said that he wasn't allowed to use it because of his character back then, but it felt right to use it earlier this year.

"And then I tried to go through other channels and was shut down. So I wasn't able to start using it at that point, even though I snuck it in one of my matches with Roman [Reigns], which ended up leading to a funny exchange between me and Steve on his podcast later on where he tried how to use the stunner properly because I couldn't beat Roman with it that night.
"Anyway, I've had Steve's blessing to use it for a long time and I was just waiting for the right time. This year felt like that was it, so that's what I've been going with. Some people love it, some people really hate it. But again, I'm fine with that. I love doing it." (H/T WrestlingInc)

Seth Rollins was the latest victim of Owens' Stunner last week on RAW and we will most likely see him use it more in the years to come.

Published 02 Dec 2019, 11:10 IST
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