Before his matches, Kevin Owens takes a moment to remember those who've passed.
Kevin Owens was a wrestling fan growing up in Canada and one particular wrestler made a lasting impression on him. In an interview with the Argus Leader, he was asked about pre-match rituals and while Owens denied having any he revealed the one thing he does before matches.
"I don’t know what’s going through my mind. I don’t have any specific rituals. The only thing I’ll do every single time…I don’t have many particular beliefs, but I do believe in people who we’ve lost. I’ll speak to Owen Hart. He was a big influence on me as a young wrestler and when he passed I felt a great sense of loss. Ever since then I just talk to Owen Hart before every match and I ask him to be with me and make sure I don’t get hurt," said Owens.
In the past, Owens revealed he named his son after Owen Hart and took his in-ring name from the wrestler as well.
The former WWE Universal Champion said there are others that have passed he chooses to remember at times like that.
"Throughout the years I have added people to that list. I have lost people in this industry, and I speak to them as well, guys like Dusty Rhodes. And I’ll talk to my grandfather and grandmother who have also passed. I ask those people who are looking down on me to make sure I get through the match safely," said Owens.
In the rest of the interview, Owens talked about the Money in the Bank ladder match and his time with NXT.
The full interview can be found at ArgusLeader.com.