Kevin Owens talks Daniel Bryan and Cesaro being an inspiration, his thoughts of Triple H
Alex Obert of Journey Of A Frontman has a new interview with NXT star Kevin Owens. Below are some highlights:
Being able to spend time with Triple H and pick his brain: "All I can say is that Triple H is literally the most dedicated man in sports entertainment, nobody works as hard as he does. I only see glimpses of it when he's at the NXT tapings and the specials, but he's always available for ideas. We were talking about what I was gonna do and how I was gonna be presented, he was very hands-on. It's not just me, he's got his finger on the pulse of everything we do here. And we do a lot of stuff, there's seventy people here and he keeps track of everyone. I don't know when he sleeps, I don't know when he works out, but he's alive and he's in great shape.
From what I can tell, he's a machine. His dedication is really something to behold. I'm lucky to have somebody like him willing to work with me, just like everybody else I mentioned earlier. He's another great mind who knows so much more more about this than I do and he's willing to share it with me and share it with anybody who wants the knowledge. It's pretty awesome.
"You mentioned presentation skills or promo class or whatever you wanna call it with Dusty Rhodes, that's probably my favorite thing about the WWE Performance Center. Once a week, I get to sit in with Dusty Rhodes. He's hilarious and intelligent and he cares about everybody here. That's just really nice to see because he doesn't have to care about everyone here. He could just care about the top few guys that are clearly featured, but he doesn't, he cares about everybody from Sami Zayn, who has been here forever, to Noah, who just started a couple months ago and is working to find himself and his voice. Dusty spends as much time with them as he does with us and that's really incredible. The Performance Center is a pretty incredible place to be."
Being in NXT with wrestlers he's worked with on the independent circuit: "Sami Zayn and I have had a long history. Same goes for Adrian Neville. I might not get the chance to work with them now, but Seth Rollins, Cesaro and Daniel Bryan, all those guys, we all spent a lot of time together wrestling all over the place. And I've said this before in an interview on WWE.com, seeing Cesaro and Seth and Daniel Bryan was such an inspiration for me. Even though I knew them and I've been through a lot of the same things and been to a lot of the same places, seeing them succeed when I was trying to get here was so inspiring.
Neville got here first and then Sami, they did really well for themselves too. It's a really incredible feeling to be in here with them. I started wrestling before Neville and before Zayn, but I look up to them in a lot of ways. They were here first and they made it work here first and they made it work here when a lot of people thought that guys like them wouldn't be able to make it work here. In a way, they laid down a lot of the groundwork for somebody like me to be able to work here. It's great to be here with them."
Owens also discussed his NXT debut, working with CJ Parker, wrestlers that he'd like to face that he hasn't worked with before, working on his promos and more. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.
Source: Journey Of A Frontman