Kevin Owens has opened up about re-signing with WWE in December 2021, revealing he negotiated directly with Vince McMahon.
Back in December Kevin Owens put pen to paper on a new WWE deal which will see him remain with the company for three more years. By the time an agreement was reached, Owens’ previous contract had a little over a month to run.
Speaking at the tail end of 2021, Owens said that choosing to stay with WWE was “an easy decision to make,” adding that it was the best thing for his family.
During a recent appearance on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Owens has offered more details on how the deal came together. The former Universal Champion revealed that he negotiated directly with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, who made it clear that he wanted him to stay.
“WWE didn’t really let me think about it much, they made it clear they wanted me to stay. Vince McMahon, I dealt with Vince directly and he made it clear he wanted me to stay. We made an agreement right then and there. I’m a big believer in…my career is going to go the way it goes and I’m going to do my best with it. I’m there now for a couple more years and I’m going to do my best to get opportunities and knock them out of the park and reap the benefits.”
Continuing on, Owens commented on how much fun he is having with his recent alliance with Seth Freakin’ Rollins.
“As I’ve documented before, there are ups and downs with this thing; to WWE, to wrestling, to the industry. I feel like I’m a great upswing right now and I’m enjoying what I do. I’m really enjoying myself a lot lately. Hopefully, it keeps going that way. If it eventually stops feeling that way and I feel like I’m on the downswing, then it’s up to me to find a way back up. I’ve always taken that outlook. I’m having a great time these days,”
On the February 21st edition of Monday Night Raw Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins defeated RK-Bro to earn a shot at the Raw Tag Team Titles.
Meanwhile, Owens has also featured heavily in reports linking Stone Cold Steve Austin with an in-ring return at WrestleMania 38. In recent weeks, Owens has cut numerous disparaging promos about Texas, the home state of both Austin and WrestleMania.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.