Newly crowned WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens recently spoke with SI.com about his WWE career. During the interview, Owens explained that he knew would be WWE Universal Champion and that he wants to become one of the greatest WWE champions of all time.
“It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when,” said Owens. “I’m sure some people might disagree, but they’re wrong, so it’s all good. I work with goals,” said Owens. “I wanted to sign with WWE, I did. I wanted to make an impact with NXT, I did. I wanted the NXT title, the Intercontinental title, WrestleMania, and now it’s the Universal title.”
Owens stated that he wanted to be drafted to RAW when the WWE Draft took place in July. Also, Owens thinks that the WWE Universal Title is on the same level as the WWE World Heavyweight Title and that he will hold the WWE World Title in the future.
“I wanted to be on Raw, so I’m happy be there, regardless of where the world title is,” said Owens. “If I’m on Smackdown, of course I’m going for the world title – I’m sure, with time, I’ll have a chance with that one, too – but the Universal title is already on the same level as the world title. That Universal title, to me, means just as much.”
Owens singled out one TNA star in this interview that he thinks should be in WWE, and that’s Eddie Edwards.
“Eddie Edwards is amazing,” said Owens. “I think he should be here, and I truly hope one day he gets here. I know he had a tryout here once, and I’m not sure why it didn’t work out, but I feel like today would be very a different story. Hopefully he makes his way here.”
Owens also talked about NXT and more. You can read the entire interview here.