“I’ve always loved pro wrestling. I love the stories they tell, how matches build to a crescendo with all the near falls and false finishes. I love the big moments. So to see a guy like Kevin Owens – who is a guy that is not the prototypical bodybuilder type – win the WWE Universal Championship on Monday Night Raw was huge. I can kind of relate to Owens because we’re both bigger guys who became champions. Seeing guys like us become world champions gives the everyday man the idea that you can do anything, regardless of your stature. I didn’t follow Owens on the indie scene but I saw that he was well liked when he got to the WWE and I wanted to know what was up with this Owens dude. I just started liking him, but my son hated him because he was fighting John Cena.
Anyway, I love that Kevin Owens won the title. After Finn Balor got hurt, it felt good to see the WWE do something different with Kevin Owens instead of sticking the title right back on Roman Reigns or Seth Rollins. (Even though I’m a die-hard Seth Rollins fan!) We have to see how long they stick with Kevin Owens. They have to find out how he does. He is overly popular with the fans but at the end of the day this is a business and he has to sell merchandise and sell out arenas. When you put Kevin Owens in the main event on a house show, you have to know the people will show up. I think this will be a test drive. But, rest assured, this may be his first, but it certainly won’t be his last reign as champion.”
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