When you're not only working the boss' son, but also the boss himself, you know you're in a pretty good position.
Kevin Owens was recently a guest on the Edge and Christian Pod of Awesomeness and spoke about getting a chance to work with Shane McMahon. It was shortly after his less than successful feud with AJ Styles. He thought that working with Shane would be a big deal.
Once that ended and I transitioned into that thing with Shane, I did feel like, "oh man, working with Shane is a big deal." And then, Vince throwing himself into the mix, I knew that that's as big as it gets. Not that many people get to do that with Vince, especially nowadays. If you look at the last five, six years, there hasn't been that many people who got to physically assault Vince in the way that I did, so, obviously, I knew that was a big deal and I did think, "maybe this is what I've been waiting for" and so far it feels like that was it. Now, I feel like things have kind of been taken to a new level for me since that happened and I'm going try to run with it as [well] as I can.
Owens knew a few days before the angle that he would be confronting, then laying out Vince McMahon. He thought it was a huge deal, as he never stopped being a fan of the WWE.
It felt like a huge deal, and, at the time, even doing it. I knew something was going to happen with Vince for a couple of days beforehand. I wasn't sure what it was exactly, so we ironed out everything that day, but when it happened, when I actually went through with it, it was just so surreal. Like, that's the thing about me and I've said this in interviews and stuff like that and I've told a lot of people that I never stopped being a fan of WWE and I've been a huge fan since I was 11 years old. I'm just still such a fan, so to get to do that with Vince McMahon, forget about it. It was incredible! It's something in my [pro wrestling] career that I'll never forget
Kevin Owens confronted Vince McMahon a few weeks before his Hell in a Cell bout with Shane McMahon. He gave such a headbutt that it split Vince McMahon wide open. It led to the Hell in a Cell match where Sami Zayn came in and helped Kevin Owens avoid a giant elbow off the cell by Shane McMahon, leading to Owens scoring the win.