Kevin Owens Reveals Why He Appeared On The New Year’s Evil Special Episode Of WWE NXT

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WWE star Kevin Owens, who is a former NXT Champion and a former Universal Champion, appeared in the main event of this past Tuesday’s New Year’s Evil special episode of NXT and helped Trick Williams to defeat Grayson Waller in the Battle of the Iron Survivors Match to keep his WWE NXT Championship shot against Ilja Dragunov intact.

Owens took part in a post-show digital exclusive interview with the company immediately following the show to talk about a number of topics including the reason he appeared on NXT this past Tuesday night.

Owens said, “I was watching at home, I don’t live too far from here, and once I saw that Grayson Waller was gonna be involved, I figured, what better what to start 2024 than by getting some payback for the broken hand.” “He and [Austin] Theory broke my hand, and then I figured Theory might not be there, so great opportunity.”

“Now 2024 is off to a great start, and Friday I make it better by beating Santos Escobar and moving on, winning the whole tournament, and then I go on to the Royal Rumble, beat Logan Paul, restore some sort of prestige to the US Title because he’s done a hell of a job bringing it way down. Then 2024, we’re rocking.”

You can check out Owens’ comments in the video below.

(H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes)