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Kevin Owens credits Vince McMahon for him re-signing with WWE.
In an interview with ESPN, Owens spoke in detail about his choice to return to the company. Owens said the fact that McMahon wanted him back was impactful.
“A big part of it was that Vince McMahon made it pretty clear to me that he wanted me to stay,” Owens told ESPN on his move to stay with WWE. “And, you know, I’ve been in WWE for seven years at this point. You know, I have a lot of friends everywhere else in wrestling, but there is a whole side of WWE that people don’t get to see, whether it’s the production crew, you know, the camera people, the stage manager, the creative team, all these people.”
“They’re all very special people and you know, they’re a part of my family,” Owens said. “My extended family now. My professional family, if you want to call it that. So that, those were all factors that, that, that led to me, you know, staying put, because Vince made it clear he wanted me to stay. It feels like my home and all those other people there that, you know, if I wasn’t there, I wouldn’t get to see anymore and that was just like, you know, it just seemed like the right move. That’s really all there is to it.”
Owens re-signed with WWE in December of 2021 after rumors that he’d head to AEW. At WrestleMania on Saturday night, Owens will welcome “Stone Cold” Steve Austin to the Kevin Owens Show.