In a Digital Exclusive, WWE SmackDown superstar Kevin Owens discussed making a surprise appearance during Tuesday’s WWE NXT New Year’s Evil episode.

“I was watching at home, I don’t live too far from here, and once I saw that Grayson Waller was going to be involved, I figured what better way to start 2024 than by getting some payback for the broken hand. He and Theory broke my hand, and I figured Theory might not be there, so great opportunity.

Now, 2024 is off to a great start, and Friday I make it better by beating Santos Escobar and moving on, winning the whole tournament and then I go on to the Royal Rumble, beat Logan Paul and restore some sort of prestige to the US Title, because he’s done a hell of a job bringing it way down.”