Kevin Owens On Who Cast Deciding Vote To Bring Him In; Talks Brock Lesnar, Dream Match With HBK

Canadiens Magazine has an interview with Kevin Owens. Below are a few highlights:

His relationship with Triple H since he was hired by him:

"He [Triple H] hired me. When I got my chance to be called up to the pros, the story I heard was that four or five people had a say in the decision. The vote was tied at two, and Triple H cast the deciding ballot. He gave me my chance. I appreciated that he was willing to risk signing me even though I'm not the typical WWE wrestler. Since I started working with him, we've become a lot closer. He helps me as much as he can for shows like he does with everyone but we both have young kids at home and we talk about a lot of other things that have nothing to do with wrestling. The fact that he's in my corner is what counts. I watched him fight when I was younger. I went to the Bell Centre to see him live. He's the one who motivated me."

His past comments about wanting to face Brock Lesnar, and what he would tell him if he was reading the interview:

"I would simply say that few people think I have a chance against him. I have the body that I have, and I look like I look and that's just who I am. On the other hand, I know from experience that I'm harder to beat than people think. I'm not saying I'd beat him, but I'd really like to see if I can, or at least how far I can push him."

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His dream match with any former WWE star:

"It would have to be Shawn Michaels, for sure. He's the reason I became a wrestler, ever since his fight against Diesel at WrestleMania XI, when I was just 11 years old. At the time, I was actually really small for my age, and Michaels fought Diesel, who was a monster compared to him. After watching his performance, I thought if he can do it, why can't I? Obviously over the years I've gained weight, I've grown up and I'm no longer the same type of wrestler that Shawn Michaels was. (laughs)"

Much more is contained in the interview, including Owens talking about making it to the main roster faster than other NXT stars, wrestling in bars, NXT vs. WWE, playing hockey when he was younger, wrestling at the Bell Centre for the first time next week and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.

Source: Canadiens Magazine


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