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Legendary professional wrestling manager Jim Cornette has issued a statement to PWInsider.com commenting on Kevin Owens winning the WWE Universal Championship on Monday night's edition of WWE Raw. Cornette's statement reads as follows:
"Well, first off, it doesn’t matter to me personally because unless Owens is wrestling The Revival sometime soon, I’m not going to see his matches as I don’t watch Raw, but I am thrilled for him and his fans and anyone who enjoys his work in the ring. The one thing I will admit that I was wrong on with both Owens and El Generico/Sami Zayn is that I never thought they would change, but they did and for the better – they just weren’t going to change for what they were being paid by Ring of Honor! [Laughs] I’ve had a lot of people go after me on Twitter today but the reality is that we put the belt on Kevin Steen for a year in Ring of Honor and there was a reason for that. But, he’s won a title I don’t care about on a show I don’t watch, so it doesn’t affect me personally, but I am happy for him, his fans, his family and anyone that wants to see him succeed."