Kevin Owens was the latest guest on Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia and he spoke about going through a rough patch in his life that fans got to see part of during his WWE 365 documentary. Owens says no one is to blame in particular, but he’s learning to not take it home with him and remains thankful for having a great support system in his wife:
“I’m just lucky had a very supportive wife at home that was able to deal with all that stuff because that was a really rough patch actually. The 365 only gave a sample of it, which I didn’t want it to be too negative either (the 365), but I wanted it to be real. The people that edited found a good balance between everything, but those couple months were really rough.”
“Everything seemed to be going up and up and up, just like anybody in this industry would want it to, you know? And I’d always come back to positive, literally always come back to positive feedback until that one night and then everything switched. And it was trying to catch up. At one point it felt like—and I’m not saying that people or Vince or anybody else were making me feel this way—it just felt like I wasn’t doing anything right because I was trying to find myself after WrestleMania. After that match, I tried to kind of change things about my personality or my character or whatever, or even the way I wrestled to try and be more in line with what the company needed me to be or the show needed me to be, but it was hard because I wasn’t finding it.
If anything, I still feel like I’m struggling to find it, because there’s a balance between what I was for those first two years and then what I’ve been since and what the show needs me to be, for the people in charge, but it’s hard for me to find that balance. So it’s been a struggle since that moment I’d say and a lot of it is really hard because I take it home with me, which I had to learn to stop doing because it wasn’t fair to my kids, it wasn’t fair to my wife and I’m very lucky because they’re incredible and they supported me, but when I’m at home and all I’m thinking about is what happened at work last week and what’s going to happen this week, it’s just not fair to them, you know?”
Owens went on to say it was challenging because no one outright said he was doing something wrong or it’s not working, but says he’s learning to be more accepting even if he doesn’t always agree with it.