Kevin Owens assaulted Vince McMahon last month in one of the most memorable segments of the year.
Being likely one of the last people that McMahon will ever physically put over on WWE programming isn't lost on Owens. When discussing the angle with Brian Campbell on the In This Corner podcast, he talked about his nerves, the bloody aspect of the segment, and where it ranks on his list of accolades.
"Blood is a rarity now. It's something that will happen whether we like it or not sometimes. What we do is very physical and there's just no way around it. For example, when I got bloodied up against CJ Parker. CJ Parker was not intending to break my nose, but it made for a special visual and moment. Sometimes blood does add to the drama. You can call it a lucky coincidence, although I am not sure if coincidence is the word I am looking for. When it does appear, you might as well use it for your advantage."
"I wasn't nervous. I generally don't get nervous anymore to be completely honest. I feel confident in my abilities. I've felt confident for many years, so I don't feel nervous. I'm trying to think back on the last time I felt nervous. Not to say that I am never excited-- I'm always excited, I always look forward to be going out there. I get the butterflies, especially in a moment when you're dealing with Vince McMahon, but that's not necessarily being nervous. I have great confidence in my abilities, and being in the ring with Vince McMahon was no different."
"I've said this before to my relatives and friends, but there are moments in my WWE career -- winning the Universal title, my debut in NXT, my debut on Raw -- winning the Intercontinental title was a huge deal for me. Being in the ring with Vince McMahon and giving him the worst beating he has probably ever taken outside of a wrestling match...besides receiving the type of reaction when he went bell to bell with somebody (in a match), I don't think I've seen anybody beat Vince McMahon to a pulp how I beat him, but it was special. It was something that will stay with me for a very long time. When I look back on my accolades and the things I'd accomplished, when it is all set and done it will be on the top of the list for sure."
Owens would go on to defeat Vince's son Shane at WWE Hell in a Cell a month later.
You can check out the full interview at this link.