Source: The National
Kevin Owens recently spoke to members of the media in an international media call earlier this week to promote WWE SummerSlam. Below are some highlights, courtesy of The National:
"Probably the fact now that some wrestlers won't face each other for a while is the main thing, and that is good. I wrestled Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler (both of who are now on SmackDown), just to name those two guys, 20 times over the past few months. I always enjoy getting in the ring with both those guys and we always put on really good matches but it is good to have new challenges, new opponents and fresh matches.
"I think as a fan, and that is one thing I would say I still am because I watch every Raw and everything else still, that makes me excited because I am going to see different guys on different shows and different matches that I haven't seen before or haven't necessarily seen in a long time. But then a year or two down the line some people from Raw are going to end up on SmackDown, some people from SmackDown are going to end up on Raw and some people from NXT are going to end up on Raw and SmackDown. Things are going to keep rotating. I might end up in the ring with Ambrose again. It might be two years down the line, but we have both grown as performers and grown as individuals and it is a different match."
Who has helped him in the WWE locker room:
"I found a lot help from John Cena and Randy Orton just from observing them. I am pretty confident with how I do things in the ring, but as far as to how you carry yourself as a WWE Superstar I think I have looked at how they do things and I guess I have taken from them how, as a general rule of thumb, to be outside the ring as they have been here a long time and obviously are good examples. They are good representatives of the company and that is who I have taken from."
For more highlights from the call, including Owens discussing touring Dubai, comparisons to Mick Foley, the biggest influences on his career and more, click here.