Owens and Sami Zayn defeated The Usos in the main event of WrestleMania 39 to win the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. The win brought The Usos’ record-setting reign to an end, and Owens and Zayn have defended the gold on multiple occasions since the show.
Speaking with Alex McCarthy of Inside The Ropes, Owens recalled how he was concerned about having their reign live up to The Usos’ run with the gold, given all the work they did to earn the main-event spot at WrestleMania. He noted that he didn’t think their run, at least up to this point, has been anywhere near The Usos.
“One of the things that I was concerned about before winning them was that, when we did get them, I want to live up to The Usos’ title reign,” Owens said. “They did a lot for these titles, they worked very hard to get to them to the point where they could main-event WrestleMania, and a lot of credit goes to them for that. So honestly, I don’t feel like we’ve really, so far in our run, I don’t think we’re anywhere near that.”
Owens then made it clear that he wants to work hard so that, by the end of their reign, they’ll be in the same conversation as The Usos. He also stated that he’s glad Jimmy and Jey are getting their flowers. As for their reign, Owens emphasized that he wants to make sure the titles continue to be as important as they have been.
“I really want to work very hard to, once we’re all said and done with these titles and somebody else takes them from us, I want our run to be talked about in the same vein as The Usos’, so that’s a challenge in itself because they did really incredible. Those guys, if anything, now, finally they’re getting their flowers. But they’ve been, in my opinion, underappreciated for a long time, so that was a big concern to me. I want to live up to the work they’ve done, and we’re obviously working our heart out to try to make sure that happens. So I guess that’s the one concern for us, and that part of it is to make sure these titles stay at the forefront of the stories and keep being as important as they’ve been the last few months.”
Owens and Zayn last defended the titles on WWE programming against Pretty Deadly on the June 30 episode of WWE SmackDown.
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