WWE superstar Kevin Owens says Vince McMahon hugged him after his 2016 Battleground pay per view match with Sami Zayn.
Owens, who will be appearing on WWE's Break It Down tonight on the WWE Network, discussed his full feud with Zayn leading up to that show beginning at the Royal Rumble.
He came out at the Royal Rumble that year and the first person he came after was me," Owens said about Zayn. "Then we had the Ladder Match at WrestleMania with four or five other guys in it, but we were the focal point in that match, our story was. We had a match at Payback, then we were in a Fatal 4-Way with The Miz and Cesaro the following PPV, then we were in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match together and had some pretty crazy moments together there, and then finally, Battleground.
It was then that the Prizefighter revealed that Vince McMahon gave him a hug after the Battleground match out of happiness.
So, we had been at each other's throats for a long time leading into that match, but every match we had, the crowd seemed to be asking for more. Which is always a great feeling and it's hard because we had been doing it for so long at that point, we're talking 13 years. For us, together, it's hard to know what might feel fresh because we feel like we've literally been doing this forever. That night was special, I don't know, we just left it all out there and the crowd ate up everything we did. Rarely do I come back from a match and visibly celebrate. When I do good, I know I did good. When I came back from that one and got through the curtains, I screamed my f---ing head off. I knew it was special because Vince [McMahon] was standing up and when I went over to him to shake his hand, he pulled me in for a huge hug, and Vince and I don't f---ing hug. That's not the relationship that we have.
Owens has been feuding with Seth Rollins on Monday Night Raw. He made a surprise appearance at NXT Takeover WarGames in November to help Team Ciampa defeat the Undisputed Era.
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