Kevin Owens has recalled the best advice he ever took from John Cena, while revealing how the 16-time World Champion went out of his way to make a special moment for his son.
On the May 18th episode of Monday Night Raw back in 2015, Kevin Owens arrived on WWE’s main roster in stunning style. Owens answered John Cena’s United States open challenge and promptly attacked Mr ‘Hustle, Loyalty, Respect.’
This set up a feud between the pair which lasted well into the summer. Following Owens’ debut, a video went viral of his son Owen watching at home, who is a huge Cena fan.
Speaking in a promotional video celebrating Cena titled, “20 Years of Cena,” Owens recalled the WWE legend meeting his son, and handing him a two-page long handwritten letter, which became on of his most treasured possessions.
“The best advice he gave me was not the advice John gave me by voice, it’s seeing John set an example as a WWE Superstar”- Owens said. “For example, when I first started in the company and we were having matches, I told him how big a fan my son was of him. I eventually had the opportunity to bring Owen [Kevin’s son] to meet John, and John had a two-page handwritten letter for my son, which was incredible. To this day, it’s one of his most cherished possessions.”
Later in the clip, Owens described how Cena went out of his way to send a video to Owen’s daughter’s school, after KO gave a talk to the class.
“I had a show and tell at my daughter’s school where we talked about career day and I was telling them about how I’m a WWE wrestler and of course it was like, ‘did you ever fight John Cena?’ ‘I did,’ and then snowballed into me trying to FaceTime him in front of the class. He [Cena] didn’t answer but within an hour I was able to send a video for the class that he sent.”
WWE recently announced that June will be John Cena month, where they will celebrate his two-decade long career. Cena was last in action in September where he appeared in a dark match following an episode of Friday Night SmackDown at Madison Square Garden.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.