After his third United States Championship win last night, Kevin Owens returned to Talking Smack … and he deliberately referenced his friends in The Elite.
During the post-Battleground episode of Talking Smack, Owens made an appearance for a usual round of gloating and tormenting host Renee Young, but also had a few things to say about himself.
In particular … saying, “I’m a fighter. I’m a competitor. I’m The Elite.”
Owens then turned towards the camera and said “Wink wink” before turning back to the interview.
This is not the first time a person in WWE has referenced the trio, but Owens is the most overt so far. Along with IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega, the group also features Owens’ former Mount Rushmore stablemates The Young Bucks.
Still, The Young Bucks weren’t mad about their old friend borrowing their moniker. Matt Jackson tweeted saying “He ain’t lying” in response to the video.
Check out the quick clip below.