Kevin Owens WWE Rumors: Mick Foley Praises NXT Champion, 'Faster, Stronger Version Of Me' [VIDEO]

By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Jun 30, 2015 09:52 AM EDT
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WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley is the latest person to sing the praises of NXT Champion Kevin Owens.

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Foley wrote over the weekend on his official Facebook page that he fears Owens because he believes that the former Indy sensation is better than he ever was.

"No matter where I was during the course of my career, I always felt comfortable in knowing that my character was unique and that my matches were going to be different than anyone else's on the card," Foley wrote on Facebook. "I really think that if Kevin Owens had been around while I was in my peak that he would have forced me to become a better wrestler - to increase my limited offensive arsenal, and to step up the cardio to keep up with his faster pace. I appreciate that so many people miss me on their TV sets each week, but I'm not really gone. Kevin Owens is a faster, stronger, more aggressive version of me who you can see each week on WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown."

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Foley, 50, who is a three-time WWE Champion and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013, said that Owens may surpass him as the best character and wrestler to enter the WWE with his body structure.

"So does Foley fear Owens? In a way," he wrote. "I'm afraid that when wrestling's history book is written and the topic of top wrestlers with unorthodox body types is discussed, that my name will no longer be first on the list!"

After spending 15 years on the independent circuit, Owens inked a WWE deal with NXT and won the NXT Championship at NXT Takeover: Rival on Feb. 11 and he has held the gold ever since.

Owens has made waves in the WWE on the main roster during his current feud with John Cena.

Owens shocked the world by defeating the Cenation leader at Elimination Chamber on May 31 and Cena got his vengeance when he defeated the NXT Champion in a rematch at Money in the Bank on June 14.

Now, the two are set to collide in the rubber match of their series at Battleground on July 19 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Owens' feud with Cena has been one of the most compelling rivalries on WWE television as of late and it is sure to continue through the summer.

Even Hall of Famers, such as Foley, have taken notice to the rising star that is Owens.

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