It is becoming more common for WWE stars to return to NXT. In the last year, Tyler Breeze, Finn Balor, Charlotte Flair and others have made regular appearances on the gold brand. Now, Kevin Owens has revealed he spoke with Vince McMahon about returning to Full Sail.
In a recent interview with CBS Sports, Owens revealed the conversations he had with Triple H and McMahon regarding a return to NXT. Here is the quote:
“For a while there, it looked like I was going to head back to NXT. I had even discussed it with Vince McMahon and stuff like that. I was excited about it, I don’t know if it would have been a long or short term thing. I’ve been vocal about wanting to go back there because I’d love to help make it grow even more and help make it as big as it can get and make it so we have three brands people know about. I would love for people to be just as aware of NXT as they are about Raw and SmackDown. I would have loved to be a part of that, but some decisions were made that I had to stay put on Raw and SmackDown. That’s fine, but I would love the chance to go back.”
“I talk to Triple H pretty regularly and we bring it up once in a while. It’s just about timing. There’s a lot of opportunities. The landscape of WWE is changing quite a bit through this situation and I think it’s going to keep evolving. The ideal scenario for me would be for NXT to be viewed as a third brand, and if it’s not already, it’s pretty close. I’d love to be a part of anything. I love to contribute to SmackDown, to Raw, to NXT. I just want to go where I’m needed and try to make a difference.”
Owens made a surprise return to NXT last year at NXT Takeover: WarGames. He was the mystery partner of Tommaso Ciampa and he led their team to victory over Undisputed Era. Aside from some brief tension the next night at Survivor Series, Owens’ return to NXT has not been addressed on television.
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