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Kevin Owens says Triple H is the reason he has a job with WWE

It turns out Triple H has been even more important to Owens' career than you may have realized.

In an interview with the Montreal Canadiens Magazine, Kevin Owens talks about how Triple H was the deciding factor in giving him a job with WWE.

Triple H has never hidden that he's been one of your biggest fans since you arrived in the organization. What has your relationship with him been like since you signed with the WWE?

KO: He hired me. When I got my chance to be called up to the pros, the story I heard was that four or five people had a say in the decision. The vote was tied at two, and Triple H cast the deciding ballot. He gave me my chance. I appreciated that he was willing to risk signing me even though I'm not the typical WWE wrestler. Since I started working with him, we've become a lot closer. He helps me as much as he can for shows - like he does with everyone - but we both have young kids at home and we talk about a lot of other things that have nothing to do with wrestling. The fact that he's in my corner is what counts. I watched him fight when I was younger. I went to the Bell Centre to see him live. He's the one who motivated me.

The entire interview is definitely worth your time and the fact that it appears in the team magazine for his hometown hockey team makes it even more special. How special? Well, next Friday marks Owens' "homecoming" at the Montreal Bell Centre and WWE is printing up a special shirt for the occasion:

That is AWESOME.

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