Kevin Owens is currently one of the WWE's hottest heel characters. Able to deliver a promo with ferocity and vigor or a snake-like silence, there may be no one better at getting the WWE Universe to follow along as he takes you on a ride of emotion. Such was the case when Owens stepped into the ring with the chairman and CEO of WWE, Vince McMahon for the first time.
Two weeks ago, after Owens threatened to sue the WWE for everything it owned, McMahon showed up to have a little chat with the WWE superstar. Instead of just a conversation, Owens pictured his nemesis Shane and took to headbutting Vince, superkicking him, and eventually left him laying thanks to a Frog Splash from the top rope. It was the first time in a long time that a talent bladed on a television show, and it left a lasting impression on everyone in WWE. Following this segment, WWE Superstars past and present as they commended McMahon for taking his beating like a champ and essentially knighting Owens the next big WWE Superstar.
It was a moment not lost on Kevin Owens who recently spoke to The Pueblo Chieftain and shared what it meant to him to be involved in the angle and share the ring with his idol. Owens explained:
“That was my first time being in the ring with Vince McMahon. For a lifelong WWE fan, it was pretty special — defiantly a moment in my career I never really thought would happen and one that I will remember for a very long time… and one I think Vince will remember as well.”
You could tell this meant everything to Owens who realizes what this means for his career going forward. Already considered one of WWE's top-five heels, this segment catapulted Owens into the newly crowned group usually reserved for the likes of Roman Reigns, Steve Austin, or John Cena. It means the WWE, namely Vince McMahon, has faith in Owens to move them forward as a legendary "bad guy". It takes a lot for a 72-year-old McMahon to make a return. Owens must have done something right to earn that respect, especially since he's not the prototypical WWE-looking Superstar.