ROH was a big influence, a huge part of my career- Owens

Under his real name Kevin Steen, Kevin Owens wrestled in Ring of Honor from 2007 to 2014, winning the ROH World Championship and ROH World Tag Team Championships with El Generico (Sami Zayn) once each.

ROH was a big influence, a huge part of my career- Owens

While he believes he likely would’ve made it to WWE anyway, Kevin Owens noted he had many good times with ROH and was happy to be a part of the promotion.

ROH was a big influence, a huge part of my career- Owens

“Even if my goal was always to go with WWE, there’s was a point in my life where I had my son and my wife,

ROH was a big influence, a huge part of my career- Owens

and I was thinking that travelling so much like I would have had to do in WWE was not the best thing for me,

ROH was a big influence, a huge part of my career- Owens

so I was thinking that the more time I can make a living working ROH, that’s what I would do.

ROH was a big influence, a huge part of my career- Owens

However, with time, my priorities changed a little, my family’s priorities changed a little, and that’s when WWE became my goal again.

ROH was a big influence, a huge part of my career- Owens

So ROH was a big influence and a huge part of my career, but I often wonder if ROH would have not been part of my career, if I would have made it to WWE anyway.

ROH was a big influence, a huge part of my career- Owens

A huge part of me thinks so. That said, I have plenty of good and fun memories with ROH, and I’m very happy to have been apart of ROH for all those years.”