Kevin Owens opens up about his self-doubt.
Fans who watched WWE 365 featuring Kevin Owens saw an unhappy Vince McMahon speak to Owens following his WrestleMania 33 match against Chris Jericho. The story leading up to the match was brilliantly laid out, peaking with the Festival of Friendship segment but the match underdelivered in the eyes of many, including the boss.
Speaking to Lilian Garcia on Chasing Glory, Owens discussed how that feedback from Vince led to doubt creeping into his own mind.
"I would always come back to positive feedback until [WrestleMania 33]. Then everything switched and I was trying to catch up," said Owens. "I felt like I wasn't doing anything right. I was trying to find myself after that match. I tried to change things about my personality and character, even the way I wrestle, to try and be more in line with what the company or show needed me to be. But it was hard because I wasn't finding it. I still feel like I'm struggling to find it. There's a balance between what I was those first two years and what I've been since and what the show needs me to be. It's been a struggle to find that balance. I've never been faced with that adversity of, 'You're not doing it right. It's not working.'"
Later in the episode, Owens expanded on finding that balance and wanting to do more on the show.
"I'm still featured on every show and in main events more often than not, but right now, I'm not where I want to be. I want to be doing more and contributing more. I just think I could be...I don't want to say a bigger part of the show because I'm already a big part of the show. I just want more."
Owens would go on to admit that he wasn't sure how he could do more. He is currently featured on both Raw and SmackDown thanks to the Wild Card Rule. He and Sami Zayn defeated the New Day at the recent WWE pay-per-view Stomping Grounds.