Following a report from Pat Laparde ofLes anti-pods de la Lutte, Sports Illustrated released an interview with Kevin Owens speaking on WWE’s implementation of a mask policy.
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.”
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.