Kevin Owens won the vacant WWE Universal Championship back on August 29, 2016 with more than a little helping hand from Triple H.
KO would go on to hold the Universal title for 188 days before eventually losing it to the returning Goldberg in double-quick time at Fastlane 2017.
The Prizefighter, who isn’t booked in a match for this weekend’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view as he continues to flirt with the WWE Championship and Dolph Ziggler on SmackDown Live, spoke to Lillian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast and revealed that he can’t remember enjoying holding the top title in the professional wrestling world (thanks to Fightful for the transcription):
“It’s hard to value or realize the impact we have on fans in the moment. I barely appreciate the moments as they go by. My wife would tell me, ‘You are the Universal Champion, and I’ve never seen you more stressed.’ I look back and think, ‘I would have done things different as Universal Champion if it were up to me.’ But ultimately, I was still the Universal Champion. But I honestly don’t remember enjoying it, which sucks.”