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Kevin Owens has been involved in one of the top storylines in WWE for months now and he’s been one of the top stars in the company for years. KO’s career had humble beginnings as he started training at Jacques Rougeau’s wrestling school when he was only 14. He trained at the school for four years and wrestled for Rougeau’s promotion before moving on to work with other wrestling companies.

During a recent episode of Story Time with Dutch Mantell, Jacques Rougeau reflected on his history with KO while noting that at the time he was prohibiting students from wrestling outside of his promotion while they were working with him at his school. Rougeau went on to speak highly of Kevin Owens, but claimed that he’s only heard KO say bad things about him and his school.

“There came a point after four years of working with me, he just gave me his notice, saying, ‘no, I wanna go wrestle somewhere else.’ I said, ‘ok, good luck.’ And that was the last time I talked to him. I never talked to him since. I never had a word with him ‘hello’ or nothing. I only heard him bad-mouthing my school and stuff like that. But I never had a bad word with the kid. The kid was such a lovable kid. (…) And then like at 18 years old when he left, he just changed completely his opinion on me. So, he must’ve been helding it in for four years,”

“I was doing my business like the way it was and if you didn’t like my business you leave and go somewhere else. I’m not holding you. I’m not handcuffing you. I’m just saying that in my company it works like that. And he should’ve respected that and he should respect that because he learned how to crawl with me and he learned how to walk with me and he learned how to dance and run with me. (…) He should only have recognition for me today Kevin Owens. And that’s not what I’m hearing. I’m hearing all kinds of bad stuff that he’s saying. He even degraded my school.”

This week on Friday Night SmackDown, Kevin Owens reunited with Sami Zayn and they took down The Usos to end the show. The match hasn’t been made official yet, but it’s expected that KO and Zayn will be challenging The Usos for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 39 next month.

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