“It’s hard to put into words what that felt like,” he admitted. “I was 11 years when I first saw a WWE show, it was WrestleMania 11. A year later, I was fully, fully hooked on WWE and I was watching every Raw, every Superstars, every show that was on TV at the time, and every pay-per-view of course. To win the WWE Universal title, which in essence (is) the same title that Shawn Michaels or Steve Austin held — there’s the WWE World title on SmackDown, but for Raw, the premiere championship is the WWE Universal title — it’s really hard to put into words how that moment felt.”
Owens gives Triple H full credit for bringing him into WWE NXT. Owens stated that Triple H gave him a chance that he needed despite the way he looks.
“Triple H is the reason I’m here. He’s the one who took a chance on me because a lot has been said about how I look and how I don’t have the typical WWE superstar look, even though I feel like over the past three or four years that whole stereotype has been destroyed. Still, it was something that people would always point to as to why they thought I wouldn’t make it in the WWE even if I got hired. Well, not only did I get hired, but last Monday, I won the Universal title and Triple H literally handed it to me. People can say what they want about that, but to me, it was a pretty special moment.”