WWE News: Kevin Owens speaks about his Vince McMahon segment
What's the story?
Kevin Owens opened up in an interview with ESPN about what it was like for him to be involved in an angle with Vince McMahon. He talked about how he had looked up to the WWE Chairman since he was eleven years old and also elaborated on how it was one of the top things he had done in his career.
In case you didn't know...
Kevin Owens was involved with Vince McMahon in an angle on Smackdown Live, where he headbutted the Chairman of the company in the head, busting him open following an acerbic promo.
He followed up the headbutt with a few kicks, and finally a Frog Splash from the top rope.
The heart of the matter
In his interview with ESPN, Owens spoke up about how much it had meant to him to have been involved in a segment with Vince McMahon. He revealed how he had looked up to the WWE figurehead from a very young age and obsessing over him.
He said that the segment was something he would look back on when he retires from wrestling and as one of the best things he achieved in his career.
"There's a lot of things in my WWE career I'm very proud of, things I accomplished that not many people get to live out in their careers. I've done it in a relatively short period of time, so that's 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 I'll look back on when I'm older and I'm not wrestling anymore. When I was 11 years old, I started watching WWE. He's been the figurehead of this company. He's been the man behind the thing I was obsessed with for years and years and years."
Vince McMahon is not someone who hesitates to take a bump, and he has done so for numerous wrestlers, Stone Cold, Shawn Michaels and Randy Orton to name just a few. Kevin Owens is now a part of that list.
Thankfully for him, he is not part of the other list that Vince is famous for.
At Hell in a Cell, Kevin Owens will face off against Vince McMahon's son, Shane, in a falls count anywhere match.
Kevin Owens was just another WWE fan not that long ago, and like most kids who were fans of WWE, he looked up to Vince. To him, being involved in a segment with Vince must have meant a great deal and he did not hesitate to confess it in the interview.