Kevin Owens on Social Media, WWE Champion Goal, & Headbutting Vince
Alabama news website AL.com held a recent interview with Kevin Owens discussing his issues with social media, his goal of wanting to win the WWE championship, and headbutting Vince McMahon during an episode of Smackdown.
On the topic of his issues with social media, Owens stated he is less active on Twitter nowadays due to the toxic nature of some people who find entertainment by making things miserable for others they do not know online. Outside of those issues, he still enjoys being able to interact with fans and listen to their life stories online.
“I really don’t go on Twitter as much as I used to. I feel like as you become more well-known, more and more people have access to you and know who you are. There’s a lot of people out there who are just miserable in their own lives I guess and just trying to make other people miserable as well to bring themselves up. There’s no shortage of that, that’s for sure. It’s taken a toll on my in terms of how much I love social media. I don’t enjoy it as much. But whenever I do, I get messages from people telling me how my work helps them in their life in the struggles they’re going through. That always means the world to me. It will never stop. There’s something very special about meeting fans you know you reach with your work. We do this every week, we get into a routine, and as passionate as we may be, it’s like any other job in a way. Once you do something long enough, you kind of get used to it. Sometimes we’re lucky enough to meet somebody that’s really touched by your work, and that always puts things in perspective and is really cool.”
On the topic of the WWE championship, Owens stated it is his current goal in the WWE and considers the title to be equal to the Universal championship in terms of importance for his career.
“Honestly, to me, the WWE championship and the Universal championship are the same thing. They’re the top championships on the respective brands. If the brand extension were to end or whatever may happen, those titles would just be fused into the WWE championship again. The point is, they mean the same thing. So of course I want to be WWE champion because of what it means, and that means you’re the top superstar. I don’t think that you necessarily have to be the champion to be the top superstar, but it certainly helps. It’s an accolade that everybody wants. Who doesn’t want to be WWE champion? I was Universal champion, and I’m very proud of that, and that’s always going to be a highlight of my career. But of course I want to be WWE champion, just like I want to be tag team champion eventually. All the titles just mean your work is being recognized, and you’re seen as someone who can represent the company. That’s always very gratifying.”
When asked for his thoughts about the headbutting spot with Vince McMahon, Owens mentioned he couldn’t describe in words his reaction on finding out about the plans for the spot.
“No I really can’t, honestly. It’s pretty indescribable. But it’s something I’ll remember forever, I’ll guarantee you that. [laughs]”