Newly crowned WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens recently spoke with SI.com about his WWE career. When asked about Shinsuke Nakamura, Owens mentioned his match with Nakamura in Tokyo earlier this year. Owens stated that there’s something special about beating up a hometown guy.
“The match in Tokyo was a great time,” said Owens. “It was pretty cool to wrestle him in Japan, and there is something so special about beating somebody up in front of their home crowd. It felt the same way when I wrestled [Finn] Bálor last year in Japan, because he made his career there. We’ve been together in the ring before WWE and now twice in WWE, and all three matches were ones anybody would enjoy. I’m looking forward to sharing the ring with him many more times in the future.”
Owens is not only a good wrestler but a good talker. Owens explained that when he cuts a promo there is a meaning behind it.
“When I talk, people listen,” said Owens. “I don’t think I’m a loud mouth. Enzo is definitely a loud mouth. Half the stuff he says makes no sense, means nothing, and goes on and on. At the end, people say, ‘That sounded cool,’ but ask them to repeat it and no one knows what he said. I talk for a reason and with a meaning.”
Owens was involved in seven-man Intercontinental Title ladder match with Zack Ryder, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Stardust, The Miz and Sin Cara at WrestleMania 32. Owens was asked if the match frustrated him or cramped his style.
“It’s WrestleMania, so everybody wants to steal the show and have the best match possible,” said Owens. “The outcome could have been better for me, but I think we had a great match. We put on a hell of a show as the first match on the official card, and I think everybody else after us had a hard time following us, which is exactly what we wanted.”
Owens also talked about Eddie Edwards and more. You can read the entire interview here.