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Kevin Owens on former NXT Champion: “I don’t want to be like that”

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The former WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens has had a great run with WWE but previously he was slated to leave the company upon contract expiry. He was noted to be concerned about his career but most recently at WrestleMania 38, he was involved in a match with the WWE Hall of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. KO recently spoke about the former NXT Champion Dolph Ziggler and said that he doesn’t want to be like him

Kevin Owens opens up on Dolph Ziggler

Owen, during the latest episode of WWE After the Bell with Corey Graves, spoke about Dolph Ziggler and the struggles he’s gone through throughout the years he’s spent in WWE. Kevin Owens mentioned how Ziggler’s negative attitude within the company at times had shown him what he didn’t want to be, and why he’s happy to see Ziggler in a positive mindset moving down to NXT.

‘He’s a guy I respect a ton, and I don’t think I’ve ever told him this but he’s one of the guys that I would look at and be like, ’˜I don’t want to be like Dolph,’’ Owens said. ‘In the sense that he’s so good and I would see him so frustrated because he’s so good and he feels like he should be doing more, and he was right. I remember thinking, man, I don’t want to be like that. This was when I was first [in WWE] in 2014-15, I was like, I don’t want to be like that, I want to come to work and I don’t want to be frustrated all the time.

‘But guess what, when you’re passionate and hungry and know you’re good, which is what he is, it’s inevitable. It’s going to happen to everybody. If you don’t go through that at one point, I’m not going to say you’re in the wrong business because that’s cliche and I don’t believe that, maybe you just have a different perspective, but the hunger to do more and to be able to contribute to the show as much as you think you should or could, that’s normal. But it’s important to eventually find that perspective to enjoy it because that’s my thing. I was like, man, Dolph never really seems to enjoy himself. And then that shifted, I’ve seen him now completely differently.’

Dolph Ziggler recently dropped the NXT title to Bron Breakker on the RAW after WrestleMania 38.

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Bishal Roy