Kevin Owens had to clear things up recently because he’s not one to shed tears over many things, especially a gimmick.
While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Nick Dinsmore said: ” I come back and said [to Kevin Owens,] ‘They got a new character for you. They’re going to bring you in as the new Mountie.’ He was starting to cry. ‘You can’t let them do that.’ I said, ‘No, it’s going to be great! It’s going to be awesome! You’re going to have the red thing. They might even bring Jacques in. It’s going to be great!’. He was beginning to panic. Needless to say, it didn’t happen.”
Some outlets picked up this quote about Kevin Owens crying over a gimmick idea. The man himself eventually chimed in to clear up any misconception.
I’m pretty sure I only cried once I found out that I COULDN’T be the New Mountie.
Nick Dinsmore later clarified that “it was a joke.” This was obviously lost in context as so many thought it was a real story about The Fighter crying over a gimmick pitched to him. Owens said that he didn’t cry over it, and he made a nice little joke in the process.