A clip has resurfaced of Kevin Owens’ burying a “f**king awful” gimmick that he claimed Jim Cornette pitched to him in Ring of Honor.
In the clip, Kevin Owens reveals that he wasn’t able to be “Mr Wrestling” in ROH because, as Cornette says, “he doesn’t wrestle”.
Turning down the idea of The Antichrist of Ring of Honor as a suggestion because it’s “not TV product”, Cornette fires back with the suggestion “Mr Evil.”
Recounting the story on the Kevin Steen Show, Owens’ response to the name is somewhat dramatic.
The clip resurfaced when a fan on Twitter tweeted:
“I like @FightOwensFight and I like @TheJimCornette but until Jim confirms this story himself I have to call BS that does not sound like something he would pitch that sounds like something he would call lazy booking.”
Cornette didn’t miss the opportunity to set the record straight with his reply, clarifying:
“Only BS is ALMOST everything. Couldn’t call himself the AntiChrist on Sinclair TV, not my call. I asked Delirious what Steen wanted to call his GROUP of stooges–he had no idea.
“I said “What about EVIL” cause he had that TATTOED ON HIS ARM. I’d have called them Drizzling S**ts.”
Kevin Owens was a fixture on ROH roster from 2007 to 2014, with Cornette serving as booker between 2009 and 2012.
Cornette has gone on record previously considering Steen to be a challenge to work with, with the now-Kevin Owens believing that Cornette “froze” him out of ROH.
Owens would leave ROH in 2014 and sign with WWE in August of that year.
He is currently one half of the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions along with Sami Zayn and is drafted to Raw.
Here’s a recap of what happened on the May 8 episode of WWE Raw:
Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins def. Damian Priest, Shinsuke Nakamura in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Mustafa Ali def. Otis when Chad Gable and Maxxine Dupri argued and distracted Otis
Finn Balor def. Cody Rhodes, The Miz in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Brock Lesnar, who had cost Cody Rhodes the aforementioned three-way, attacked Rhodes and demanded a rematch from Backlash at Night of Champions, which Rhodes later accepted
Rhea Ripley def. Dana Brooke and was then confronted by Natalya
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn def. Giovanni Vinci & Ludwig Kaiser
Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis reunited The Way backstage, and Gargano hinted at someone else returning soon which could be Tommaso Ciampa
Zoey Stark def. Nikki Cross
Becky Lynch returned and confronted Trish Stratus
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
Seth Rollins def. Finn Balor in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
I like @FightOwensFight and I like @TheJimCornette but until Jim confirms this story himself I have to call BS that does not sound like something he would pitch that sounds like something he would call lazy booking pic.twitter.com/qcGUXEdRI3
— wrestling maniac (@realGtsmaniac) May 11, 2023
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