The returns of CM Punk and Randy Orton reacted to by Kevin Owens.
WWE’s 2023 Survivor Series: WarGames event featured the returns of R-Truth, Randy Orton and the show closed with CM Punk’s comeback to the company after nearly a decade.
While promoting WWE’s upcoming holiday tour, Kevin Owens was asked about Punk and Orton’s comebacks. James Williams first asked Owens about Punk and here’s what he had to say:
I just wanna have fun at work. So if he’s (CM Punk) got that mindset, great.
While speaking about Orton, Owens touched on how happy he is to have Orton back and him being in the locker room is a positive. He added that Orton is one of those people on WWE’s roster who is a leader without actually having to say that.
I love Randy (Orton). I’m so happy he’s back. He’s much needed. To me, having him around in the locker room is an absolute positive. There’s just some people, despite the fact that he’s a fantastic performer and he’s a legend, there’s some people that are just good to have around. He’s good to have around, he’s good for the morale. There are people now, which is what I love about our locker room currently, there are people that are leaders without saying, ‘I’m a leader.’ They don’t need to be. They just are. Randy’s one of ‘em. When he’s around, everyone just steps up their game because Randy Orton’s here and I love that.
Orton is scheduled to appear on the 12/1 episode of Friday Night SmackDown from Brooklyn, New York. POST Wrestling will have a review of that show after it goes off the air.
If the quotes in this article are used, please credit James Williams with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.