Kevin Owens is honest to his own fault.
Owens began his career in 2000 at the age of 16. Before joining WWE in late 2014, Steen wrestled under his birth name for Ring of Honor (ROH) where he held the ROH World Championship and ROH World Tag Team Championship.
Owens wrestled in WWE's developmental brand NXT where he was a one-time NXT Champion before debuting on the main roster in May 2015. He has since held the Universal Championship once, the Intercontinental Championship twice and the United States Championship three times.
Owens was recently a guest on E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness hosted by Edge & Christian. He spoke on a wide variety of topics about his WWE career. During the interview, he spoke about his Universal Title run.
“To me, I thought that was it. I am the Universal Champion, and this is going to solidify me as the top guy that I have always wanted to be. But I don’t think it really did. It didn’t turn out to be what I was hoping- it didn’t turn out to be this thing that would make me a top guy, the way like I felt that it would”
He did admit that his work with The Phenomenal One wasn’t his best work. But it did lead to a much higher level in his career.
“I felt like I hit a little — I kinda plateaued in a way,” Owens said. “You (Edge) say you enjoyed the series of matches with AJ and I’m glad you did and hopefully a lot of people did as well, but I don’t know if I can say that I did, to be honest. I don’t know if I was putting out my best stuff at the time and once that ended and I transitioned into that thing with Shane [McMahon] I did feel that working with Shane is a big deal and Vince, you know throwing himself into the mix — I knew that you know, that’s as big as it gets.”
“You know not that many people get to do that with Vince, especially nowadays. If you look at the last five, six years there hasn’t been a whole lot of people who got to physically assault Vince in the way I did. So obviously I knew that was a big deal and I did think that maybe this is what I’ve been waiting for and so far it feels like that was it. Now I feel like things have been taken to a new level for me since that happened and I’m gonna try to run with it as good as I can.”
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