– “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar is now the longest reigning WWE Universal Champion of all time. Kevin Owens previously held this record with his 188 day Universal Title reign.
At Hell In A Cell 2017, Natalya broke WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus’ record for the most WWE PPV matches by a woman. Natalya now holds the record with 44 WWE PPV matches. Below is what she had to say about this during an interview with WWE.com:
“I actually wasn’t aware of it until somebody brought it up. Somebody brought it to my attention and I said, “Wow, that’s crazy.” I wasn’t even keeping track of it. And then I was told I was going to break it. It really reminds me of all the incredible opportunities I’ve gotten in WWE and especially being featured on pay-per-view, which is awesome.
I haven’t spoken to her. I didn’t want to text her and be like, “Hey, Trish. Just so you know, I’m gonna break your record.” She doesn’t know, but I have definitely paid my dues and put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears at WWE, so to be able to even be mentioned in the same sentence as Trish Stratus is very cool.
I feel like I’ve been so lucky that I’ve been able to pursue my dreams for so long in WWE. I’ve gotten to wrestle and compete and perform against some amazing women, but now that WWE is really embracing this Women’s Evolution, it feels like I’m finally starting to do what I was born to do and that’s wrestle.
I’m finally starting to hit my stride. I’m finally starting to, I feel like, do the best work of my career. That’s also attributed to the fact that we’ve got some of the best women wrestlers in the world right now in WWE.”
– During a recent interview with ESPN, Kevin Owens talked about getting mixed reactions from the crowd like John Cena & Roman Reigns. Below is what Owens said:
“Whether it’s one way or another or a mix of both, I feel like those kinds of reactions are the most interesting. The kind of reactions Roman Reigns elicits. The kind of reactions John Cena elicits. They’re the strongest because you can almost have crowds competing with themselves.
People cheering ’em, people booing ’em, people trying to be heard louder than the people next to them.That creates for this really special atmosphere. That’s what I’m striving to, that’s what I’m hoping to get one day.
I’m well-aware that no matter how big of a jerk I am, some people will cheer me, and no matter what I do, some people will boo me, and that’s fine. I just need to elicit emotion. That’s all I care about.”