During the interview, Owens spoke on making decisions alongside his wife, following the loss of her grandfather due to COVID-19.
“A big part of this is my wife lost her grandfather to COVID, ” Owens stated. “We make these decisions together. I don’t want anything I do to make my wife uncomfortable when I get back home. I want to make sure that she feels safe and that my children are safe. Every decision I make, I make with her.”
Kevin Owens spoke on how wearing masks inside the Performance Center wasn’t taken seriously. He revealed that that edict came from him speaking with WWE management.
It’s been brought up—at first, the masks weren’t being taken seriously enough. Eventually, a fine system was implemented to make sure people took it seriously. That came from me. I thought that the masks weren’t being worn seriously enough, so I went and talked to the people in charge. They immediately did what they could to remedy the situation. I don’t blame anybody for the mask thing. It’s easy to forget how important those masks are. Some people just straight up believe that the masks don’t make a difference, and that’s their belief. But if we’re all going to work together and we’re all trying to keep each other safe, I think it matters. If you’ve had somebody in your family affected by this the way my family was, it’s a lot easier to remember that these masks make a huge difference. These masks do make a difference, and I felt it was important for people to take that seriously. I was pleased that the company felt the same way and made sure to get the message out to everybody that this is a big deal. That’s why, in the end, I decided to come back. I feel comfortable going back to work, and I feel as safe as I can be there.
Kevin Owens has been an advocate for wearing masks, he released a video on Twitter speaking on its importance amid the current health crisis.
Let’s try this. pic.twitter.com/SJXJSpNfd7
— “Kickoff” K.O. (@FightOwensFight) June 29, 2020
Thanks to Sports Illustrated for the quotes.