Shane McMahon fell to Kevin Owens in convincing fashion and KO ended up celebrating in front of a hometown crowd. This was a very special moment for him.
Kevin Owens spoke to WWE about this big moment for him in Toronto. This event was very special not only because it took place in Canada, but Owens also had to miss WrestleMania. Therefore, Summerslam was the biggest event of his year.
“This entire week, as we were going around Toronto talking to people about SummerSlam… I missed WrestleMania this year and that was really hard, but this week for me was like WrestleMania because it was in Toronto, it was SummerSlam, everybody I love was here, I got to see people like Edge and Christian, and Bret Hart, and Trish Stratus, Canadians that paved the way for guys like me to come and do this.”
“I got to see William Regal again, who I haven’t seen in years, and he’s a big reason why I’m in WWE, and tonight I got to beat Shane McMahon in front of my entire family, everybody I love, and in front of a crowd who cares as much about WWE as I do. That’s why they’re that loud, because they know what’s best for business, and they are screaming, dying to let them know what’s best for business, and that’s not Shane McMahon. I don’t know, I don’t know what else I can say. Tonight felt like a team effort, it wasn’t just me vs. Shane, it was me, my family, people who paved the way before me, and 16,000, 17,000 other people in this building.”
It was pretty great that WWE gave Summerslam to Kevin Owens like this. Let’s just see where the storyline goes from here. Because knowing WWE there’s no telling when they might have Kevin Owens put someone else over to gain some heat.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote