WWE star Kevin Owens had a lot to say about his professional wrestling career in a recent interview — especially when it came to how people view his stage persona.
Jonathan Selvaraj with the Indian Express published an extensive interview with Owens on Sunday that focused on a number of different topics such as what he expects from WrestleMania 32, what he would change if he was the man in charge of Raw, and the status of his relationship with Triple H and Vince MacMahon.
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When asked to talk about his experience with the WWE so far, Kevin Owens simply referred to his WWE journey so far as a “crazy ride” — a ride that has allowed him to accomplish a lot in many different ways. Owens even went as far as claiming that he has been able to achieve and live more than many other veteran WWE superstars.
“Its been a pretty crazy ride. I feel like I have accomplished. I have lived more in the last one year what most WWE superstars live over five, six or seven years or even an entire career. I’ve been part of so many pay-per-views and been in the ring with John Cena and Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton and Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns and I put a quarter of a fight against all those guys. I’ve already done so much of what I dreamed to do when I started twenty years ago.”
Even with everything that he has accomplished so far, though, Kevin Owens made it clear that he is far from finished at this point of his WWE career.
“But there is so much left to accomplish. I’m pretty proud of what I have done so far and I am looking forward to the next five, six, ten years. However long I’m doing this for. But I am enjoying the ride.”
Kevin Owens has definitely pleased quite a few WWE fans. When you consider the fact that Kevin Owens was relatively unknown in the WWE arena two years ago, his real-life underdog story can easily be viewed as a major source of inspiration to the aspiring athlete with dreams of signing his or her own professional contract.
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One of the biggest highlights of the interview, though, was arguably when Kevin Owens admitted that he does not fit the typical mold of a WWE superstar. However, that apparently does not bother him at all.
“I don’t fit the typical WWE superstar mold. People always associate the WWE with very muscly guys who look like they can tear your head off and I don’t look like that… That never mattered to me, because I knew that I would make it here.”
Owens even had some sound advice to share with other people that dream about becoming WWE superstars — namely, “to get good training and work hard.” Owens admitted that the mere concept of what he said “sounds very corny” and something that should belong on a John Cena T-shirt. However, he referred to himself as a “living example” that “you can’t let people tell you [that] you can’t do something.”
I wish so much that Kevin Owens could wrestle Sami Zayn one on one at #WrestleMania32 I’d take that over a multi man ladder match any day
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During the same interview, Kevin Owens explained the surreal experience of buying a ticket to WrestleMania 30 as a longtime wrestling fan and dreaming of being able to compete at WrestleMania at some point in the future.
“I bought one ticket to go to WrestleMania 30 because that’s how huge WrestleMania is… Although I had been wrestling for 13 years at that point, I was a wrestling fan and I still am today. So I bought a ticket to go to WrestleMania by myself because of how big an event it is in the industry and I couldn’t miss it. And now walking into WrestleMania as the intercontinental champion is an incredible feeling.”
Owens further reflected on his memories of sitting in the stands at WrestleMania 30 thinking to himself that he had to be “part of this one day.” Within just a few years after that experience as a fan, Owens stated that “there’s no way” to put the fact that he will be featured in WrestleMania 32 “into words.”
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