Fans widely regarded Kevin Owens as one of the best trash talkers of the current crop of Superstars. Ever since he came up to the main roster back in 2015, Owens has managed to hold his own on the mic, his pipebomb targeting Shane McMahon in 2019 got an incredibly positive response from the WWE Universe.
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T had a chat with RAW Superstar Kevin Owens on the latest edition of Reality Of Wrestling. While discussing where he picked up his promo skills, Owens recalled a short chat he had with Steve Austin at an airport in Dallas, Texas, way back in 2005. Owens explained that he and Sami Zayn were waiting for a connecting flight, when the duo bumped into Stone Cold. KO asked WWE legend for advice.
“I can’t tell you where I picked it up but in 2005 I met Stone Cold Steve Austin at an airport in Dallas… I’m like, ‘Hey, before you go. Do you have one piece of advice for us?’ He looked at us and said, ‘Just run your mouth. Whatever you do, don’t stop running your mouth.’
“Man, that really hit home with me as I was already a guy who talked smack during matches. But from that point on, I went into overdrive and it’s become a big part of my persona. That’s something people look forward to and I don’t know why, but I can’t seem to shut up. But obviously, that is something people like to see from me.”