With no audience for 18 months during the pandemic, wrestlers had to fnd a different metric to determine if things were working or not.
Some used social media, but for Kevin Owens, he used those that were present for the ThunderDome events.
Speaking on ESPN The Game 102.5, Owens discussed his philosophy inside the ThunderDome.
"For me, I was lucky in a way because it took me 15 years wrestling on the Independents before I got to WWE. For those 15 years, I ended wrestling in front of very small crowds sometimes, as little as 20 people. When we got into that setting and we were wrestling in front of 15 or 20 crew members and that was about it, it wasn't that foreign to me. What I did, I started using the camera crew, the tech guys, everyone, the announcers...I started using them as my audience because all of those guys have been with WWE for so long. I know that if I'm entertaining them in some way and they come up to me and say, 'Hey, that's good stuff,' they've seen it all so I know that I'm putting out quality work and that the people at home are most likely enjoying it as well. That's how I attacked it," he said.
WWE has been back in front of fans since July 16, but Owens has been on and off television since fans have returned.
He did compete on the August 13 episode of WWE SmackDown, defeating Baron Corbin.
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