WWE star Kevin Owens has one of the top stars of the company. However, there have been several speculations that KO would leave WWE. Like many other stars who switched AEW, he was also speculated to be signing with Tony Khan’s AEW following the expiration of his WWE contract. But that did not take place and he instead decided to extend his contract. The former WWE Intercontinental Champion recently explained his reasons for remaining with WWE instead of jumping ship to AEW.
Kevin Owens explains his decision
The 37-year-old revealed that Vince McMahon had an involvement in his contract negotiations and that helped him in making the decision. Here’s what Owens had to say on the After the Bell podcast:
“Ultimately the thing that really sealed the deal was Vince McMahon, who made it clear that he wanted me to stay,” – said Owens. “This place is like a family. It really is. Just like AEW is probably like a family for those guys as well. And it’s not just the other wrestlers or performers, It’s everybody backstage, everyone that works behind the scenes. Some of my best friends in this company aren’t the people you see on camera. It was really hard to picture myself not coming to work on Monday or Friday and seeing those people and ultimately also WWE made me an offer. They wanted me to stay and that just sealed the deal.”
WrestleMania 38 saw the in-ring return of ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin after 19 long years. He had made an appearance on the Kevin Owens Show but later accepted KO’s challenge for a bout. ‘The Texas Rattlesnake then defeated Kevin Owens in a ‘No Holds Barred match after a brutal brawl between the two stars.