Paul Heyman Tells Kevin Owens He Has The Chance To Solidify His Legacy By Defeating Roman Reigns

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: Professional wrestler advocate Paul Heyman speaks at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will face heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and WWE champion Brock Lesnar will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

During the newest episode of WWE Talking Smack, available on the WWE Network, Paul Heyman and Kevin Owens had a heated exchange in which Owens vowed to take the WWE Universal Championship from Roman Reigns. Plus, Heyman praised Owens and said he understands “The Prizefighter.” Here are some highlights:

Heyman on his respect for Owens and knowing that Owens is at a fork in the road:

Heyman: “I have a lot of respect for you, I want you to understand that. And sometimes Roman Reigns doesn’t have a lot of respect until people prove it to him. But I want you to know I understand how dangerous you are. I want you to know I understand you a lot better than most people understand you around here. I was a fan of yours before you came to WWE, when everybody else used to like to knock you for how you handled to your business, for your ideas because they were too radical, too progressive.”

“I like the fact that you are at…the crossroads of your career because you are, and you know it. And it’s your time to pivot. Now you can go this way, which a lot of people, far too many, like to go. You can coast along, you can cruise at the semi-main event level. Or you can do something like watching The Undertaker’s retirement on Sunday, and be motivated and inspired by it. And you can say, ‘I want that to be me. I want my reputation to live a hundred years from now….’ The way to do that, and this is where it’s interesting for me, is at Roman Reigns’ expense.”

“You’re looking at an opportunity here to get to Roman Reigns and solidify your legacy.”

Owens responded with an intense message in which he states his intention of challenging Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship:

Owens: “[Its almost like] you think this will somehow be good for Roman Reigns. Because Paul as much as I respect you, as much as I admire you, as much as I’ve looked up to you for many years, I know you really only work for one person, and it’s not Roman Reigns. It’s you.”

“Let me just tell you this, because everything else you said is absolutely true. Just know this: it’s not going to be good for Roman or you because once Roman Reigns finds his balls again, and stops having his cousin try to do his dirty work, I’ll be there. And you know what I am, Paul? I’m not a good guy. I’m not a bad guy. I’m the guy that’s going to beat Roman Reigns and take the Universal Championship from him.”

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