Kevin Owens has seemingly done it all in WWE, from holding the WWE Universal Championship to main eventing WrestleMania 38 night one against WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin. At the moment, he sits atop the WWE tag team division alongside Sami Zayn, with the WWE Tag Team Championships they won in the WrestleMania 39 night one main event against The Usos.
“I don’t know how to put it, people have known how good Roman Reigns is for a long time, but it was great to see them all open their eyes to how amazing Sami Zayn and the Usos are,” Owens tells the Toronto Sun. “Those are three guys who didn’t get their flowers for way too long, and now they’re getting them.”
While it is lovely that Owens is quick to give flowers where he can, it goes without saying that he has earned his own during his time with WWE as an in-ring performer. That time, however, could possibly be coming to an end in the not-too-distant future, as in the same interview, he confirmed that he only has a year and a half left on his current WWE contract.
“I look at things, and I don’t know where I stand going beyond the next year and a half,” he said. “I know I want to be involved in wrestling. I know I want to be involved in the WWE, and I know I have a place here. I just don’t know where it is exactly. Maybe it’s still in the ring, maybe it’s not. I don’t know.”
At the moment, world titles and WrestleMania main events are not front of mind at the moment for the T-Rex tattooed Superstar, but instead, the joy of just having fun with what he is getting to do. While trying not to focus on the end of his current contract, he hopes to live in the moment and provide fans with more memorable moments.
“Whether this is the end for my wrestling, I don’t know, and I don’t want to sound dramatic; I don’t want to say this is a retirement speech or anything because I might still be wrestling for ten years. I have no idea,” he continued. “My thought process right now is just to try to enjoy the next year and a half as much as I possibly can because I don’t know what’s on the other side. That’s really all I’m worrying about.”
If Owens does decide to call it a day as a WWE in-ring performer and assume a backstage role, he will join other notable WWE stars who have made that transition, including Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Chief Content Officer; Shawn Michaels, WWE Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative; and William Regal, WWE Vice President of Global Talent Development.