Kevin Owens has said that he was unsure last year if he wanted to continue his in-ring career.
Kevin Owens eventually went on to re-sign with WWE in December 2021 and since then has had a very strong year which even involved a Main Event at Wrestlemania with none other than Stone Cold Steve Austin. A childhood dream.
In a new interview with WrestleRant, Owens revealed that before re-signing with the company in December he wasn’t sure if he still wanted to be an active in ring competitor stating:
“Uh yeah by Christmas time last year I knew I was sticking around. But before that, I really had no idea. I didn’t even know, honestly I didn’t even know at that time if I still wanted to be in the ring. You know, not because I didn’t enjoy being in the ring anymore but everything was kind of up in the air. Then I made the decision to stay in WWE and I’m certainly glad I made it because like I said, just the year I’ve experienced things that I couldn’t have imagined.”– Kevin Owens
Owens went on to talk about how his mindset towards wrestling had changed recently stating:
“I’ve been really lucky to get to be a part of all that but also as far as my mindset goes, it’s definitely changed. I used to always want more and I used to always want bigger and worry about what’s next and stuff and I really don’t do that anymore. Not that I don’t want more, everybody would like more, it’s great. I’m really more worried about just doing good stuff and stuff that people enjoy and I’m also worried or thinking about just enjoying everything I can enjoy. I’ve said in interviews in the past, I’ve missed out on enjoying moments I really should have enjoyed because I was always worried about what’s next. I’m not gonna do that anymore, I’ve had an incredible career that I’m so lucky to have. So many matches, so many moments that people would give anything they could to have [them]. So I just wanna enjoy everything I can from here on out for as long as I can. My mindset’s definitely shifted, but I think this one’s a lot healthier. It’s probably gonna help me be a better performer as well.”– Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens is set to tag with a returning John Cena tonight on the December 30th edition of SmackDown against Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn
H/T Fightful for the transcription